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Dino Babers

Dino  Babers

Assistant Coach (WR)/Special Team Coordinator

Alma Mater:
Hawai'i, 1984

Born July 19, 1961
High School Samuel FB Morse [Calif.] HS
College Hawai'i, 1984
Family wife: Susan
children: Breeahnah, Tasha, Jazzmin and Paris
Level School, Position
College Hawai'i / LB, RB, safety
CFL British Columbia Lions / RB
Year School, Position
1984 Hawai'i, graduate assistant
1985 Arizona State, graduate assistant
1987 Eastern Illinois, running backs
1988-89 UNLV, special teams/RBs
1990 Northern Arizona, special teams
1991-93 Purdue, wide receivers
1994 San Diego State, wide receivers
1995-97 Arizona, WRs/RBs/QBs
1998-00 Arizona, off. coordinator/QBs
2001-02 Texas A&M, off. coord./QBs
2003 Pittsburgh, running backs
2004-07 UCLA, asst. head coach/RBs/WRs
2008 Baylor, recruiting coord./WRs
2009-present Baylor, special teams coord./WRs
Year Bowl (position)
1985 Holiday Bow (coach)
1987 Rose Bowl (coach)
1997 Bowl (coach)
1998 Holiday Bowl (coach)
2001 Bowl (coach)
2003 Continental Tire Bowl (coach)
2004 Las Vegas Bowl (coach)
2005 Sun Bowl (coach)
2006 Emerald Bowl (coach)
2007 Las Vegas Bowl (coach)
2010 Texas Bowl (coach)
2011 Valero Alamo Bowl (coach)

Dino Babers joined Baylor's staff in 2008 and serves as outside receivers coach and special teams coordinator.

In his first two seasons at Baylor, Babers mentored All-Big 12 receiver David Gettis, a 2010 draft pick of the Carolina Panthers.

Previous to Baylor, Babers spent four seasons as an assistant coach at UCLA and before that served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Arizona.

Babers helped the Bruins to bowl bids in each of his four seasons in Westwood, including a trip to the 2007 Las Vegas Bowl. He coached the Bruin running backs his last two seasons after originally joining the staff as wide receivers coach in 2004. In addition, Babers served as the program's assistant head coach during the 2007 season and was its recruiting coordinator in 2006. Bruin tailback Chris Markey was Baber's standout pupil, becoming the 14th career 2,000-yard rusher in school history and in 2006, the first Bruin since 1962 to lead the team in both rushing and receptions in the same season.

In 2005, a core group of Bruin receivers emerged under Babers' direction, Joe Cowan, Marcus Everett and Brandon Breazell. Each caught at least 24 passes and scored a combined total of nine touchdowns while helping to make up for the void left due to the season-ending injury to Junior Taylor in the season's third game. In 2004, his first season with the Bruins, Craig Bragg became UCLA's career receptions leader and Taylor enjoyed his best season as a Bruin. The Bruins recorded 22 touchdown receptions in `04, almost doubling the total of the previous season (12).

Babers spent the 2003 campaign as running backs coach at Pittsburgh, which followed a two-year stint (2001 and 2002) as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Texas A&M.

Before moving to College Station, he spent six seasons (1995-2000) as an assistant coach on Dick Tomey's Arizona Wildcats staff, coaching receivers (1995-96), running backs (1997) and quarterbacks (1998-2000). He also spent two seasons (1996-97) as the Wildcats' assistant head coach before being promoted to offensive coordinator for his final three seasons at the school. Arizona averaged a Pac-10 leading 471.9 total-offense yards in 1999 to rank third nationally. In his first year (1998) as Arizona's offensive coordinator, the Wildcats finished 12-1 and produced a 1,000-yard rusher, two 1,000-yard passers and a pair of receivers who combined for 121 receptions.

The San Diego native has also worked at San Diego State (1994, receivers), Purdue (1991-93, receivers), Northern Arizona (1990, special teams coordinator and defensive backs), UNLV (1988-89, special teams coordinator and running backs) and Eastern Illinois (1987 (running backs). He began his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at Hawai'i in 1984 and then spent the next two seasons (1985 and 1986) in a similar position at Arizona State before landing a full-time job at Eastern Illinois in 1987.

All-told, 22 offensive players Babers has coached or recruited have landed in the NFL (17 wide receivers and five running backs), including one first-rounder and two second-rounders.

A 1984 graduate of the University of Hawai'i with a bachelor's degree in education, Babers started at three different positions for the Warriors during his collegiate career -- outside linebacker, strong safety and running back while earning All-Western Athletic Conference Academic honors. As a senior, he served as the Warriors' special teams captain and was the club's leading rusher.

Following his final collegiate season, Babers spent one year in the Canadian Football League before an injury ended his playing career.

Babers, who received his master's degree in education administration and supervision from Arizona State in 1987, and his wife Susan have four daughters -- Breeahnah, Tasha, Jazzmin and Paris.

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