Dave Doeren
File:Dave Doeren NC State.jpeg
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamNC State
Biographical details
Born (1971-12-03) December 3, 1971 (age 48)
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Alma materDrake
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Drake (LB)
Drake (DC/DB)
Montana (DB)
Kansas (LB/RC)
Kansas (co-DC/LB/RC)
Wisconsin (co-DC/LB/RC)
Wisconsin (DC/LB)
Northern Illinois
NC State
Head coaching record
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
2 MAC (2011, 2012)

Dave Doeren (born December 3, 1971) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at North Carolina State University. He was previously the head coach at Northern Illinois University and has been an assistant at the University of Wisconsin, University of Kansas, University of Montana, and University of Southern California. He played college football at Drake University, where he also held his first assistant coaching position.


Doeren is married with three children.[1] He is a native of Shawnee, Kansas and attended Drake University where he played on the football team.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

Doeren's first coaching job was as wide receivers and defensive line coach at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in Shawnee, KS.

College linebackers / defense coordinator Edit

From there he served as linebackers coach and defensive coordinator of the Drake Bulldogs. Later he became a graduate assistant with the USC Trojans before being named secondary coach of the Montana Grizzlies, where he was a member of the 2001 national championship team. Doeren was linebackers coach with the Kansas Jayhawks from 2002 to 2005 before becoming linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator of the Wisconsin Badgers. He was given the sole title of defensive coordinator in 2008.

Northern Illinois Huskies football Edit

On December 13, 2010, he was named the new head coach of the NIU Huskies.

2011 seasonEdit

Doeren led the Huskies to a Mid-American Conference Championship and a win in the Bowl in his first year.

2012 seasonEdit

On November 30, 2012, the Huskies won a second consecutive MAC Championship and would go on to become the first MAC team to earn a BCS bid with a trip to the 2013 Orange Bowl. Doeren did not coach the Orange Bowl, which NIU lost to Florida State. Doeren's salary per year was raised to $420,000 in 2012 and he was under contract at NIU until 2017.[3][4]

North Carolina State University Edit

On December 1, 2012, Deborah Yow announced that Doeren would be the new head coach of the NC State Wolfpack. His total salary will be $1.9 million dollars.[5]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Northern Illinois Huskies (Mid-American Conference) (2011–2012)
2011 Northern Illinois 11–3 7–1 T–1st (West) W
2012 Northern Illinois 12–1 8–0 1st (West) Orange* 16 16
Northern Illinois: 23–4 15–1 * Did not coach bowl game
NC State Wolfpack (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2013–present)
2013 NC State 0–0 0–0 (Atlantic)
NC State: 0–0 0–0
Total: 23–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


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