Tim DeRuyter
Sport(s)College football
Current position
TitleHead Coach
TeamFresno State
ConferenceMountain West
Biographical details
Born (1963-01-03) January 3, 1963 (age 57)
Long Beach, California
Playing career
1982–84Air Force
Position(s)Outside linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Air Force (asst.)
Ohio (DC/Secondary)
Navy (Secondary)
Ohio (DC/Secondary)
Nevada (co-DC)
Air Force (DC/Safeties)
Texas A&M (DC)
Texas A&M (Interim HC)
Fresno State
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
MWC 2012

Timothy James DeRuyter (pronounced /dəˈruːtər/ də-ROO-tər; born January 3, 1963) is the head coach for the Fresno State Bulldogs football team.

Early yearsEdit

A native of Long Beach, California, DeRuyter attended St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower and graduated in 1981. He played college football at Air Force from 1982–84. He lettered at outside linebacker and was part of three bowl game victories. He graduated from Air Force in 1985.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

DeRuyter has a history of turning college football defenses around. Before his second arrival at Ohio in 2002, the Bobcats ranked 99th nationally; upon his departure to Nevada, the Bobcats ranked 22nd. At Nevada, the Wolfpack improved from 78th to 48th under his tutelage.[1]

As the defensive coordinator at Air Force from 2007–09, DeRuyter replaced a bend-but-don't-break scheme with an aggressive 3-4 defense. In 2006, prior to his arrival, the Falcons ranked 78th in scoring defense and 78th in total defense. In 2009, the Falcons finished 10th in scoring defense and 11th in total defense. In the 2009 Armed Forces Bowl against Houston, the Falcons limited the nation's second-ranked passing offense to a season-low of 222 passing yards. They also recorded six interceptions.[2][3]

DeRuyter became Texas A&M's defensive coordinator in 2010. The Aggies ranked 104th in scoring defense in 2009, under a 4-3 defense. In 2010, under his 3-4 defense, they improved to 21st in scoring defense.[4][5][6]

He was interviewed for the Head Coaching position at California State University, Fresno, and was selected to be the new Head Coach of the Fresno State Bulldogs for the 2012 season.

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Texas A&M Aggies (Big 12 Conference) (2011)
2011 Texas A&M 1–0 0–0 T–6th W Meineke Car Care
Texas A&M: 1–0 0–0
Fresno State Bulldogs (Mountain West Conference) (2012–present)
2012 Fresno State 9–4 7–1 T–1st L Hawaii
Fresno State: 9–4 7–1
Total: 10–4
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


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