Dave Rader
Member of the Oklahoma Senate
from the 29th district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1957-03-09) March 9, 1957 (age 62)
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Tulsa

David Rader (born March 9, 1957) is a former American football coach and player. He served as the head football coach at the University of Tulsa from 1988 to 1999, compiling a record of 49–80–1.

Playing careerEdit

Rader graduated from Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, then attended the University of Tulsa, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in 1978 after serving as the starting quarterback for the Golden Hurricane in 1977 and 1978.

Rader was an 11th round pick (295th overall) in the 1979 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers[1] and was later picked up by the New York Giants.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

Rader coached at the University of Alabama as the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2004 to 2006 under head coach Mike Shula. On February 1, 2010, Rader was hired as the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Ole Miss Rebels football team after the departure of Kent Austin.[3] Ole Miss did not retain Rader for the 2011 season.[4]

Political careerEdit

Rader was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate on November 8, 2016. He serves the 39th Senate District.[5]

Personal informationEdit

Rader is married to his wife, Janet, and with her has three children: sons Daniel and Jordan and daughter Kendal.[6] In 1989 Rader was inducted into the Will Rogers High School Hall of Fame. Rader graduated with the class of 1975.[7] In the fall of 2011, Rader published his first book, "Missing Page from the Playbook: Fundamentals Behind the Physical, Mental and Emotional Elements of Commitment". Rader has 5 grandchildren.

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1987–1995)
1988 Tulsa 4–7
1989 Tulsa 6–6 L Independence
1990 Tulsa 3–8
1991 Tulsa 10–2 W Freedom 21 21
1992 Tulsa 4–7
1993 Tulsa 4–6–1
1994 Tulsa 3–8
1995 Tulsa 4–7
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (Western Athletic Conference) (1996–1999)
1996 Tulsa 4–7 2–6 6th (Mountain)
1997 Tulsa 2–9 2–6 6th (Mountain)
1998 Tulsa 4–7 2–6 6th (Mountain)
1999 Tulsa 1–6*
Tulsa: 49–80–1 6–18 * Fired after seven games in 1999
Total: 49–80–1
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

Coaching treeEdit

Assistants under Rader that became college head coaches:


External linksEdit

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