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Doug Graber
Position: Defensive Coordinator
Phone: 765.285.8251
Doug Graber
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 01/20/2009

 

Coaching Experience:

35th Year as a football coach
1st Year at Ball State

St. Francis Cabrini H.S., assistant coach, 1966

St. Francis Cabrini H.S.
, head coach, 1967-68
• 16-0-2 overall record

Michgan Tech
, defensive coordinator, 1969-71

Eastern Michigan
, defensive coordinator, 1972-75

Ball State
, assistant, 1976-77

Wisconsin
, assistant, 1978-81

Montana State
, head coach, 1982
• 6-5 overall record

Kansas City Chiefs
, assistant, 1983-86

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
, defensive coordinator, 1987-89

Rutgers
, head coach, 1990-95
• 29-36-1 overall record

Television Football Analyst (ESPN)
, 1996-2000

Frankfurt Galaxy (NFL Europe)
, head coach, 2001-03
• 17-17 overall record

New York Jets
, assistant, 2004

Television Football Analyst (ESPN, NFL Network)
, 2005-07

Ball State,
defensive coordinator, 2009

NOTES: Member of the Ball State coaching staff in 1976 when the Cardinals won their first Mid-American Conference Championship, and was a defensive assistant on the 1977 team which ranked ninth in the nation in total defense . . . helped Wisconsin’s 1978 team to its first winning season in 11 years . . . head coach at Montana State in 1982 and guided the team to a 6-5 overall record and a tie for the Big Sky Championship with a 5-2 league record . . . coached the defensive secondary for the Kansas City Chiefs and led the unit to an NFL interception record with 120 in four seasons . . . coached six NFL All-Pro defensive backs with the Chiefs . . . served as Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator in 1988 when the team led the National Football League in rushing defense . . . led Rutgers to a 6-5 record in 1991 and a 7-4 mark in 1992, the school’s first back-to-back winning seasons in 24 years . . . coached the Frankfurt Galaxy to the 2003 World Bowl Championship for NFL Europe and was named the NFL Europe Coach of the Year . . . head coach at Rutgers from 1990-95 where Ball State head coach Stan Parrish served as his assistant head coach and offensive coordinator . . . owns an overall head coaching record of 68-58-3 at the high school, collegiate and professional level.

 

Personal Information:

Date of Birth: Sept. 26, 1944, in Detroit, Mich.

Family:
Married to Brenda, and the couple has five children -- Joe,
Jerome, Jay, Richard and Staci -- and four grandchildren.

High School:
St. Agatha H.S. (Class of ‘62) in Detroit, Mich.

College:
Bachelor’s - Wayne State ‘66

 NOTES: Lettered in football at Wayne State as a safety.