Dana Dimel
Current position
TitleCo-offensive coordinator, running backs coach
TeamKansas State
ConferenceBig 12
Biographical details
Born (1962-10-09) October 9, 1962 (age 57)
Columbus, Ohio
Playing career
1984–1986Kansas State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Kansas State (OL)
Kansas State (OC/OL)
Kansas State (assistant)
Arizona (TE)
Kansas State (co-OC/RB)
Head coaching record
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Dana Dimel (born October 9, 1962) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach at Kansas State University, a position he has held since the 2009 season. Dimel served as the head football coach at the University of Wyoming from 1997 to 1999 and at the University of Houston from 2000 to 2002, compiling career college football record of 30–39.

Coaching careerEdit

From 1997 to 1999, he coached at the University of Wyoming, and compiled a 22–13 record. At the time he became head coach, he was the youngest head coach in Division I-A. Based on the strength of that coaching job, he became the head coach at the University of Houston. From 2000 to 2002, while Dimel was head coach, the team compiled an 8–26 record. This includes the first winless season in school history, when Dimel led the team to a dismal 0–11 record. However, Dimel recruited many of the players that fueled UH's resurgence under Art Briles. Many of them got a chance to play fairly quickly, since Dimel's teams were frequently out of games early.

In 2004, Dimel was a graduate assistant at Kansas State, his alma mater. He had previously been an assistant there from 1987 to 1996. In 2006, Dimel became the tight ends coach at the University of Arizona. In October 2006, he took over as running game coordinator for the team as well. After his promotion, the Wildcats beat three top 25 teams.

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wyoming Cowboys (Western Athletic Conference) (1997–1998)
1997 Wyoming 7–6 4–4 T–4th (Pacific)
1998 Wyoming 8–3 6–2 2nd (Mountain)
Wyoming Cowboys (Mountain West Conference) (1999)
1999 Wyoming 7–4 4–3 4th
Wyoming: 22–13 14–9
Houston Cougars (Conference USA) (2000–2002)
2000 Houston 3–8 2–5 T–7th
2001 Houston 0–11 0–7 10th
2002 Houston 5–7 3–5 8th
Houston: 8–26 5–17
Total: 30–39


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