|New York Giants|
|Born:||April 14, 1975|
Welland, Ontario, Canada
|High school:||St. Francis|
(Athol Springs, New York)
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Brian Daboll (born April 14, 1975) is a Canadian-born American football coach who is the head coach of the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He previously served as the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, and Alabama Crimson Tide. Daboll has also served in various capacities as an assistant coach for the New England Patriots from 2000 to 2006 and again from 2013 to 2016.
Born in the Niagara Falls suburb of Welland, Ontario, Canada, Daboll was raised by his grandparents in nearby West Seneca, a suburb of Buffalo, New York. Daboll attended Saint Francis High School in Athol Springs, New York and was a letterman in football. He was teammates there with LSU special teams coordinator Brian Polian and Philadelphia Eagles Executive, David Caldwell. He attended the University of Rochester and was a letterman and two-year starter in football. Daboll graduated with a degree in economics.
Daboll was hired as a restricted earnings coach by the College of William & Mary in 1997 before moving to Michigan State University as a graduate assistant from 1998 to 1999.
Daboll began his NFL coaching career at the age of 24 with the New England Patriots as a defensive coaching assistant in 2000 under new head coach Bill Belichick. After personnel assistant Josh McDaniels got promoted to defensive assistant, Daboll was promoted to wide receivers coach for the Patriots in 2002. After the 2006 season, he left the Patriots to serve as the Jets' quarterbacks coach. The Patriots won 3 Super Bowls during Daboll's first stint with the Patriots.
In 2007, Daboll joined Eric Mangini's staff with the New York Jets as the quarterbacks' coach. Mangini and Daboll both served as assistants on the Patriots from 2000 to 2005. Daboll coached quarterbacks Chad Pennington, Kellen Clemens, and Brett Favre during his tenure in New York. The Jets would fire coach Mangini on December 29, 2008, after the Jets finished 9-7 despite an 8-3 start to the season. Daboll would not be retained under new head coach Rex Ryan.
In 2009, Daboll joined the Cleveland Browns as offensive coordinator, reuniting with new head coach Eric Mangini, whom he worked alongside in New England and on the New York Jets. Under Daboll the Browns had the NFL's 32nd ranked offense in 2009. and the 29th ranked offense in 2010.
Daboll was named Offensive Coordinator of the Miami Dolphins under head coach Tony Sparano in 2011, with his Dolphins improving from 30th in the league to 20th in overall offense. The Dolphins fired coach Sparano after the team started 4-9 on December 11, 2011 and Daboll would not be retained under new head coach Joe Philbin.
On February 6, 2012, the Kansas City Chiefs announced the hiring of Daboll as offensive coordinator, replacing the retired Bill Muir. Daboll was reunited with new head coach Romeo Crennel, whom Daboll worked along with on the Patriots from 2001 to 2004. The 2012 Chiefs finished with a league-worst 2–14 record and would fire Crennel after just one season as head coach of Kansas City. Daboll was not retained under new head coach Andy Reid.
On January 14, 2013, the New England Patriots announced that he would be brought back in a coaching capacity for the remainder of the Patriots 2012–13 season. 6 days later, the Patriots would lose to the eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens 13–28 in the AFC Championship Game. Daboll served as the Patriots tight ends' coach from 2013 to 2016, coaching Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski during his second stint. The Pats would win 2 Super Bowls during Daboll's second stint in New England.
On February 18, 2017, Daboll returned to college football as offensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide, marking Daboll's first college football coaching stint in 18 years. Daboll was reunited with Alabama head coach Nick Saban, whom he worked for while Saban was the head coach of Michigan State. He helped Alabama reach the 2018 National Championship Game, where the Tide defeated the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime. He coached quarterbacks Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa during his lone season in Alabama.
On January 4, 2018, Daboll was named as the new offensive coordinator for his hometown team, the Buffalo Bills under head coach Sean McDermott. Daboll is credited in part with the development of quarterback Josh Allen, who many scouts saw as a "project" coming out of college. In 2020, Daboll's 3rd season with the Bills, Allen set numerous passing records for the Bills, and the Bills offense as a whole improved significantly that year, finishing 2nd that year with 31.3 points per game. The team finished with 13 wins for the first time since 1991, won its first division title and playoff game since 1995, and made their first AFC Championship Game since 1993, in which they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 24–38. For his work, Daboll won the Associated Press NFL Assistant Coach of the Year Award for the 2020 season.
Daboll was hired as the New York Giants' 22nd head coach on January 28, 2022.
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