clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Brian Daboll hired as Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator

Nick Saban’s now-former offensive coordinator has connections to Western New York and the NFL

New England Patriots v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images

The Buffalo Bills wasted little time in hiring a new offensive coordinator, as they announced that Brian Daboll has been hired to fill the position.

Daboll is 42 years old and was most recently the offensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Prior to that, he was a member of Bill Belichick’s coaching staff with the New England Patriots, serving as tight ends coach when New England defeated the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

In addition to serving as New England's tight ends coach, he also worked as the Patriots’ wide receivers coach, as an offensive assistant, and as a defensive assistant. He has called plays for three different NFL teams, working as offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns (2009-2010), Miami Dolphins (2011), and Kansas City Chiefs (2012).

Daboll has a history with head coach Sean McDermott, as both men were with the William and Mary football program at the same time. McDermott was a safety with the team in 1997, and Daboll was a restricted earnings coach with the school.

A Western New York native, Daboll was born in Ontario, Canada, and he attended St. Francis High School in Athol Springs, New York. He played college football at the University of Rochester.