Coach Bio

Brian Daboll
Offensive Coordinator
University of Rochester
Welland, Ontario


Brian Daboll enters his 13th season as an NFL coach and his first season with the Chiefs as the offensive coordinator in 2012.

Brian Daboll enters his 13th season as an NFL coach and his first season with the Chiefs as the offensive coordinator in 2012.

Daboll joins Kansas City after spending one season as the offensive coordinator with the Miami Dolphins. While at Miami, the Dolphins offense had both a 1,000-yard rusher and a 1,000-yard receiver for the first time in franchise history. RB Reggie Bush picked up 1,086 yards on 216 carries and had five 100-yard rushing performances. WR Brandon Marshall caught a team-high 81 passes for 1,214 yards and recorded five 100-yard receiving outputs en route to a Pro Bowl appearance for the AFC squad. QB Matt Moore finished fifth in the AFC and 12th in the NFL with an 87.1 passer rating. Under Daboll, the Miami offense committed only 39 penalties in 2011, tying for the third-best mark in the NFL.

Prior to joining the Dolphins, Daboll spent two seasons (2009-10) with the Cleveland Browns as offensive coordinator. The Browns’ offense saw dramatic improvement in the second half of the season in Daboll’s first year. Cleveland saw increased production in points scored (11.1 more points per game), red zone efficiency (20.8%), third-down efficiency (14.7%), turnovers (1.9 fewer per game) and time of possession (3:21 more per game) over the final eight games.

While in Cleveland, Daboll worked with newly-acquired Chiefs RB Peyton Hillis who had his most successful year in 2010, rushing 270 times for 1,177 yards with 11 touchdowns. Daboll is also reunited with QB Brady Quinn in Kansas City. Quinn started nine games with Daboll for the Browns.

Before Cleveland, Daboll spent two seasons (2007-08) with the New York Jets as the quarterbacks coach. While with the Jets, he helped QB Brett Favre pick up the Jets offense after the quarterback came out of retirement. In his one season under Daboll, Favre captured a Pro Bowl berth for the AFC squad and had the second-highest completion percentage of his career and fifth-best completion percentage in the NFL (65.7).

Daboll spent seven seasons (2000-06) as an assistant coach with the New England Patriots, first as a defensive assistant (2000-01) before taking over as wide receivers coach (2002-06). With the Patriots, Daboll earned three Super Bowl rings working alongside Chiefs Head Coach Romeo Crennel and General Manager Scott Pioli. During his tenure in New England, he helped WR Deion Branch earn Super Bowl XXXIX MVP honors in the Patriots’ win against Philadelphia following the 2004 season. Branch became the first wide receiver to win the honor since San Francisco’s Jerry Rice in Super Bowl XXIII after the 1988 season. In New England, Daboll also began a relationship with QB Matt Cassel.

Prior to entering the NFL ranks, Daboll spent one year (1997) as a volunteer assistant at the College of William & Mary before serving two seasons (1998-99) as a graduate assistant at Michigan State University. Daboll started for two seasons as a safety at the University of Rochester. As a senior, he once recorded three interceptions in a game.

Education: University of Rochester (1997) Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y. Family: Wife – Beth; Children – Christian and Haven and stepsons, Marky and Aiden.