Dave Doeren

Head Coach

Alma Mater
Drake, 1994
Coaching Experience
21st year/2nd at NCSU
  • At age 42 years old Doeren is the youngest coach in the ACC.
  • Brought in one of the nation's top recruiting classes in 2014 and saw his 2013 squad post its highest GPA ever.
  • A 2012 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award finalist.
  • Prior to NC State, led Northern Illinois to back-to-back MAC Championships and the first BCS bowl berth ever for a MAC team.
  • He also coached in the Big Ten (Wisconsin), Big 12 (Kansas), Pac 12 (USC), Missouri Valley (Drake) and for the FCS national champion (Montana).

EDUCATION:

Graduated from Drake with a bachelor's degree in pre-medical biology and a master's in educational leadership.

PERSONAL DATA:

Born in Shawnee Mission, Kansas on December 3, 1971. He and his wife Sara have three sons, Jacob (14), Luke (12) and Connor (7).

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

A four-year letterwinner at Drake (1990-93), Doeren earned Academic All-America honors as a senior.

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS:

2012 Northern Illinois, 2011 Northern Illinois, 2010 Wisconsin, 2001 Montana, 2000 Montana.

DAVE DOEREN'S COACHING CAREER:

YearSchoolPositionRecordPostseasonNotes
1994Shawnee Mission HSAssistant Coach 
1995DrakeLinebackers8-1-1 
1996DrakeLinebackers8-3 
1997DrakeDefensive Coor./Linebackers8-3 
1998USCGraduate Assistant8-5Sun Bowl 
1999USCGraduate Assistant6-6 
2000MontanaDefensive Secondary13-2I-AA Runner-upsBig Sky Champions
2001MontanaDefensive Secondary15-1I-AA ChampionsBig Sky Champions
2002KansasLB/Recruiting Coor.2-10 
2003KansasLB/Recruiting Coor.6-7Tangerine Bowl 
2004KansasLB/Recruiting Coor.4-7 
2005KansasLB/Co-Def. Coor.7-5Ft. Worth Bowl 
2006WisconsinCo-Def. Coor./Recruiting Coor./LB12-1Capital One Bowl 
2007WisconsinCo-Def. Coor./Recruiting Coor./LB9-4Outback Bowl 
2008WisconsinDefensive Coor./LB7-6Champs Sports Bowl 
2009WisconsinDefensive Coor./LB10-3Champs Sports Bowl 
2010WisconsinDefensive Coor./LB11-2Rose BowlBig 10 Champions
2011Northern Illinois Head Coach11-3GoDaddy.com BowlMAC Champions
2012Northern Illinois Head Coach12-1*Orange Bowl*MAC Champions
2013NC StateHead Coach3-9 
2014NC StateHead Coach 

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