With 25 years of coaching experience, Baylor wide receivers coach Dale Steele begins his third season with the Bears. Steele also serves as Baylor?s recruiting coordinator.
Steele came to Baylor from Northern Nash High School in Rocky Mount, N.C., to join his brother, Kevin, the Bear?s head football coach. Steele was the head football coach and athletic director at Northern Nash for four years (1995-98).
Before arriving at Northern Nash, Steele served on the staff at East Carolina as wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator for six seasons. In 1994, he was named assistant head coach of the Pirates. During his tenure at ECU, the Pirates went to two bowl games - the 1992 Peach Bowl and the 1994 Liberty Bowl.
The son of a high school coach, Steele participated in wrestling and football at Autauga County High School in Prattville, Ala., where he lettered three years in both sports. A 1976 graduate of South Carolina with a a bachelor's degree in physical education. After graduating from South Carolina, Steele coached for one season at A.C. Flora High School in Columbia, S.C.
Steele began college coaching at Ball State in 1977 as a graduate assistant, working with the offensive line. while earning his master?s degree in physical education. He moved on to Wisconsin in 1978 as the tight ends coach and head coach of the Badger JV squad.
Steele spent two seasons at Tulane (1980-82), where he worked with the tight ends, kickers and served as recruiting coordinator. In 1980, the Green Wave appeared in the Hall of Fame Bowl against Arkansas. It was during his tenure in Louisiana that Steele first began recruiting the state of Texas, something he has now done for a decade at three different universities.
Steele?s first association with a current Big 12 school was at Kansas State, where he worked with the tight ends and special teams in 1987 and with the wide receivers in 1988. Prior to this, Steele spent three seasons at Wichita State, where he worked with current Baylor assistants Lonnie Hansen and Greg Meyer. While at Wichita State, Steele spent one season coaching the outside linebackers and two seasons coaching the tight ends.
Steele and his wife, Pam, have two children, Meghan (18) and Kelsey (12).
The Steele File
Birthdate: August 17, 1955
Birthplace: York, Ala.
Hometown: Dillon, S.C.
Family: Wife (former Pam Kilpatrick); Children (daughters Meghan, 18, and Kelsey, 12)
High School: Autauga County [AL] HS (1972)
College: South Carolina (1976)
- South Carolina (1973-74)
- 1976 A.C. Flora [SC] HS
- 1977 Ball State
- 1978-79 Wisconsin
- 1980-82 Tulane
- 1983 St. Charles [LA] HS
- 1984-86 Wichita State
- 1987-88 Kansas State
- 1989-95 East Carolina
- 1995-98 Northern Nash [NC] HS
- 1999- Baylor
- 1980 Hall of Fame
- 1992 Peach
- 1994 Liberty