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Head Coach Jim Harbaugh
Jim Harbaugh
Bradford M. Freeman
Director of Football
Stanford University
hen Stanford Athletic Director Bob
Bowlsby went in search of a new football
coach following the 2006 season, it didn’t take
long for Jim Harbaugh’s name to move to the
top of the list.
And on December 19, 2006, Bowlsby named Harbaugh, former NFL player
and coach of the two-time NCAA Division I-AA national champions, as the
Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football at Stanford University.
“I was very happy we were able to recruit Jim Harbaugh to come to
Stanford University,” said Bowlsby, The Jaquish & Kenninger Director of
Athletics at Stanford. “I think he is an extraordinary fit at our University.
He certainly values the convergence of world class athletics and world class
academics, and I think he will do an extraordinary job of representing our
University as the head football coach in the years ahead.”
Harbaugh has spent the last three seasons (2004-06) as the head coach at
the University of San Diego, leading the Toreros to Division I-AA Mid-Major
national titles each of the past two campaigns. He posted an impressive threeyear overall record of 29-6 (.829) at San Diego, including 11-1 campaigns
each of the past two years that also included a school record 18-game win
streak over the period and two Pioneer Football League championships.
“It is a pleasure, privilege, honor and blessing to be Stanford University’s
head football coach”, said Harbaugh. “Now, I dedicate my life’s work to building the foundation at Stanford University, the foundation that will lead to
great success down the road as well as continue the tradition and restore the
legacy that Stanford rightfully has in college football.”
Both as a player, in high school, college and in the NFL, and as a coach,
Harbaugh has enjoyed success every step of the way.
Harbaugh starred at Palo Alto High School as one of the top prep quarterbacks in the nation, then enjoyed a storied career at the University of Michigan,
leading the Wolverines to three bowl games while being named Big Ten Player
of the Year. As a professional, Harbaugh finished his career among the Top 50
all-time in several passing categories and was named AFC Offensive Player of
the Year. In his brief coaching career, he has been a part of one Super Bowl team
and guided his USD teams to two national championships.
Harbaugh played for five teams over 15 seasons (1987-2001) as a quarterback in the National Football League after entering the NFL as a first round
draft pick of the Chicago Bears in 1987. After seven seasons in Chicago (198793), Harbaugh played for the Indianapolis Colts for four years (1994-97),
one year with the Baltimore Ravens (1998), two seasons with the San Diego
Chargers (1999-2000) and his final season with the Carolina Panthers (2001).
While in Chicago, Harbaugh passed for over 2,000 yards in four consecutive seasons and was the starting quarterback for some of the Bears’ best
teams. He led Chicago to back-to-back 11-5 seasons in 1990 and ’91. He had
his most statistically successful NFL season in 1991 when he passed for a
career-best 3121 yards and took Chicago to an NFC Wild Card game. He also
led the Bears to an NFC Division playoff contest after winning an NFC Wild
Card game in 1990.
Harbaugh made a significant contribution to the Indianapolis Colts during
his four seasons. In 1995, Harbaugh led Indianapolis to the AFC Championship
game while earning AFC Offensive Player of the Year and NFL Co-Comeback
Player of the Year honors during a Pro Bowl campaign. He was also the runnerup for the NFL’s Most Valuable Player honor in 1995 and the league’s top-rated
passer. He threw for 2630 yards in 1996 and guided the Colts to the playoffs for
the second straight season. In January of 2005, Harbaugh was named to the Colts’
Ring of Honor as one of the top players in franchise history.
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The Jim Harbaugh File
Full Name: James Joseph “Jim” Harbaugh
Birthdate: December 23, 1963
Place of Birth: Toledo, OH
Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
High School: Palo Alto High School, 1982
College: Michigan, 1986 (B.A.,
NFL Draft: 1987/Chicago Bears/1st Round
(26th overall pick)
Children: Jay (born June 14, 1989); James,
Jr. (born September 4, 1996); Grace (born
June 27, 2000)
Playing Experience:
1982-86, University of Michigan
1987-93, Chicago Bears
1994-97, Indianapolis Colts
1998, Baltimore Ravens
1999-2000, San Diego Chargers
2001, Carolina Panthers
Harbaugh played his final five seasons for three different teams. In 1999,
he passed for 2761 yards, the second highest single season total of his career,
while starting for the San Diego Chargers.
Throughout his career, he passed for 26288 yards and 129 touchdowns and
he ranks among the NFL’s all-time Top 50 in career completions (#35, 2305),
pass attempts (#39, 3918) and passing yards (#48, 26288).
Following his retirement from pro football, Harbaugh went into the coaching ranks and spent two seasons (2002-03) as the quarterbacks coach for
the Oakland Raiders. In his first season, the Raiders finished 11-5 during the
regular season and won the AFC Western Division. They went on to beat the
New York Jets and Tennessee Titans to advance to Super Bowl XXXVII in San
Diego, where they lost to Tampa Bay.
Harbaugh began his coaching career while still playing in the NFL as an
NCAA-certified unpaid assistant coach under his father, Jack, at Western
Kentucky University for eight seasons from 1994-2001. Serving as an offensive
consultant, Jim scouted and recruited high school student-athletes throughout
several states including Florida, Indiana and Illinois. He was involved in recruiting 17 players on WKU’s 2002 Division I-AA National Championship team.
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Head Coach Jim Harbaugh
He played collegiate football at the University of Michigan and led the
Wolverines to three bowl games as a starting quarterback from 1984-86. As a
senior in 1986, he guided Michigan to an appearance in the Rose Bowl while
earning All-American and Big Ten Player of the Year honors, and finishing
third in the Heisman Trophy balloting. His 1985 Wolverine team added a
Fiesta Bowl victory and ended the season ranked second in the national polls.
He quarterbacked Michigan to a 21-3-1 overall record while starting all 25
contests in his final two collegiate campaigns.
Harbaugh has local ties to Stanford with his father spending two seasons
(1980-81) as the school’s defensive coordinator and Jim playing two years of
prep football at nearby Palo Alto High School before graduating in 1982.
Harbaugh is also co-owner of Panther Racing in the Indy Racing League.
His team won the 2001 and 2002 IRL championships. In addition, he has
been very active in community service ventures including the Harbaugh
Hill Foundation, the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children (Indiana
University), Western Kentucky University, the Jim Harbaugh Foundation, the
Uhlich’s Children’s Home and the Children’s Miracle Network.
Harbaugh’s dad, Jack, was a football coach for 41 years, including 14
seasons as the head coach at Western Kentucky. His brother, John, is currently the special teams coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles and in his
ninth year with the organization; and his brother-in-law, Tom Crean, is
in his eighth campaign as the men’s basketball head coach at Marquette
Harbaugh has three children: sons Jay (born June 14, 1989) and James, Jr.
(born September 4, 1996), and daughter Grace (born June 27, 2000).
Coaching Career
Stanford University – Head Coach (2007)
University of San Diego – Head Coach (2004-06)
2006: 11-1 (Division I-AA Mid Major National Champions, Pioneer Football League Champions)
2005: 11-1 (Division I-AA Mid Major National Champions, Pioneer Football League Champions)
2004: 7-4
Overall Head Coaching Record: 29-6
Oakland Raiders – Quarterbacks Coach (2002-03)
• Oakland reached the 2003 Super Bowl following the 2002 campaign
Western Kentucky – Assistant Coach (1994-2001)
• Served as an NCAA-certified unpaid assistant for his father, Jack, for eight seasons while still
playing in the NFL
Playing Career – Highlights
National Football League (1987-2001)
• Played for 15 NFL seasons with five different teams, racking up 26288 passing yards and 129
touchdowns while completing 2305-of-3918 passes in 177 games and 140 starts
• Selected the AFC Offensive Player of the Year, NFC Comeback Player of the Year and a Pro
Bowl selection in 1995 when he led the Indianapolis Colts to the AFC Championship Game
• Member of the Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor
• Ranks among the NFL’s all-time Top 50 in career completions (#35), pass attempts (#39) and
passing yards (#48)
Carolina Panthers (2001)
2001: • Finished his playing career by participating in six games
San Diego Chargers (1999-2000)
2000: • Completed 60.9% of his passes
1999: • Threw for 2761 yards (second most in his career)
Baltimore Ravens (1998)
1998: • Played in 14 games in his lone season with the Ravens
Indianapolis Colts (1994-97)
1997: • Threw for over 2000 yards for the third straight campaign
1996: • Led team to second straight postseason appearance and passed for his
Indianapolis career-best 2630 yards
• AFC Championship Game
1995: • AFC Offensive Player of the Year
• NFL Co-Comeback Player of the Year
• Pro Bowl
• Career-high 17 TD passes
1994: • First season with Indianapolis
Chicago Bears (1987-93)
1993: • Posted fourth straight season with over 2000 passing yards in his seventh
and final campaign in Chicago
1992: • Played in all 16 regular season games for the second consecutive season
1991: • Career-high 3121 yards in the air and led Chicago to NFC Wild Card game
after 11-5 regular season
1990: • Reached a NFC Divisional playoff contest after winning Wild Card game
and posting 11-5 regular season
1989: • Part-time starter
1988: • Third string QB behind Jim McMahon and Mike Tomczak
1987: • Saw limited action as an NFL rookie after being selected in the first round
of the 1987 NFL Draft
College Football (1982-86)
Michigan Wolverines
• Threw for 5449 yards and 31 touchdowns in his career, while completing 387-of-620 passes
• Added 12 touchdowns on the ground
• Led Michigan to a 21-3-1 record as a full-time starter in final two collegiate seasons
• First Michigan quarterback to ever throw for over 300 yards in a single game
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Led team to 11-2 record, a share of Big Ten regular season title and Rose Bowl appearance
Third in voting for Heisman Trophy
Big Ten Player of the Year
First Team All-American
Second-ranked quarterback in the nation in passing efficiency
School record 2729 passing yards
Led team to a 10-1-1 overall record, a second-place Big Ten finish and Fiesta Bowl victory
Co-led the club with five starts
Saw limited action in first collegiate campaign
Redshirted as a true freshman
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Lance Anderson
Defensive Tackles/Recruiting Coordinator
ne of three members of the current Cardinal
staff who coached with Jim Harbaugh at the
University of San Diego, Lance Anderson became
Stanford’s defensive tackles coach and recruiting coordinator on January 10,
While at USD the past two seasons (2005-06), Anderson coached the
defensive line and was the Toreros’ recruiting coordinator and a major
contributor to USD finishing 11-1 and winning back-to-back NCAA Division
I-AA Mid-Major national championships.
Prior to joining Harbaugh in San Diego, Anderson had coached at Utah
State, Saint Mary’s, Bucknell and Idaho State.
Anderson coached outside linebackers in 2004 at Utah State and assisted
with all special teams. The Aggies were first in the nation in punt returns, 21st
in kickoff returns and 28th in net punting.
Anderson spent the 2003 season in the Bay Area as the co-defensive
coordinator and defensive line coach at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif.
Under his guidance, the Gaels had four defensive players chosen to the I-AA
Independent All-Star team while one of those players was selected to play
in the East-West Shrine Game. Safety Weston Borba was a First Team I-AA
selection, linebackers Ray Mike and Heath Villarreal were Second Team picks
while linebacker Anthony Woodards earned honorable mention recognition.
His longest coaching stint was at Bucknell, where he coached for four years
(1999-2002). Anderson coached the defensive line and was the recruiting
coordinator in 2001 and ’02 after coaching tight ends and assisting on the
offensive line in 1999 and 2000. One of his players was a two-time First-Team
I-AA All-America defensive lineman while five of Anderson’s pupils received
all-league recognition. Bucknell’s defense led the Patriot League in total
defense in 2001 and ’02 and finished fifth nationally in total defense in ’01.
In 1999, Anderson coached running backs for one season for the Mobile
Admirals of the Regional Football League. His team won the league championship while one of his players led the league in rushing and was named
league MVP, and another was an all-league tight end.
A native of Rupert, Idaho, Anderson began his coaching career at his alma
mater, Idaho State, in 1997. He spent two seasons with the Bengals (1997-98),
the first as running backs coach and the second as assistant offensive line and
tight ends coach.
Anderson played football, basketball and track at Minico High School in
Idaho before walking on to the football team at Brigham Young in 1989. After
serving an LDS mission in Phoenix, Ariz., Anderson walked on at Idaho State
where he played linebacker in 1993 and ’94. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in
The Anderson File
Full Name: Lance Anderson
Date of Birth: February 5, 1972
Graduate Degree: Bucknell, in progress
(M.S. Education)
Hometown: Rupert, Idaho
Wife: Sherri
High School: Minico
Children: Aubrey, Jaren, Braden
College: Idaho State, 1996 (B.S., Biology)
Playing Experience:
DB, Brigham Young, 1989
LB, Idaho State, 1993-94
biology from Idaho State in 1996 and is currently working on a Master’s in
education at Bucknell.
Anderson and his wife, Sherri, have three children: Aubrey, Jaren and
Coaching Experience
2005-06 San Diego
Utah State
Saint Mary’s (CA)
1999-02 Bucknell
1997-98 Idaho State
Defensive Tackles/Recruiting Coordinator
Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator
Outside Linebackers
Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line
Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator (2001-02);
Asst. Offensive Line/TE (1999-2000)
TE/Asst. Offensive Line (1998),
Running Backs (1997)
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Andy Buh
ndy Buh was named to Jim Harbaugh’s staff at
Stanford on January 10, 2007, as the Cardinal’s
linebackers coach. Buh, pronounced BOO, most
recently coached at San Diego State and Fresno State. He has also coached at
California and Nevada during his coaching career.
A 1996 graduate of the University of Nevada, Buh was a graduate assistant
coach last year at Fresno State. He assisted with the linebackers and special
teams for the Bulldogs’ staff while also running the scout team.
For four seasons prior to moving to Fresno, Buh was the linebackers
coach at San Diego State from 2002-05. He helped the Aztecs put together a
defensive unit in 2003 that ranked eighth in total defense nationally. One of
Buh’s pupils, Kirk Morrison, was twice named the Mountain West Conference
Defensive Player of the Year. Under his tutelage in 2005, two SDSU linebackers were on the national watch lists for the Nagurski and Butkus Awards and
both have gone on to NFL careers.
Buh twice coached players at San Diego State that led the Mountain West
Conference in tackles: Matt McCoy in 2003 and Freddie Keiaho in 2005. Four
of Buh’s former players are currently playing in the NFL, including McCoy,
who was a second round draft pick, Morrison and Keiaho, both third round
selections, and Heath Farwell, who signed as a free agent.
Buh spent two seasons (2000-01) in Berkeley as a defensive administrative
assistant for the Bears where he worked with the defensive coordinator and
After concluding his playing days at the University of Nevada in 1994, Buh
returned to his alma mater in 1997 as a graduate assistant coach for the next
two years. During this time, Buh coached the secondary and assisted with all
special teams. He left Reno following the 1998 season only to return a few
months later.
Buh was at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga during the spring of 1999 as the
Gaels’ secondary coach, but he returned to Nevada prior to the 1999 season to
coach the Wolfpack secondary and assist with special teams. Buh’s first coaching
assignment was his high school alma mater, Orange Glen, in 1996.
Buh was a two-year varsity letterwinner at Nevada, where he played linebacker under head coach Chris Ault. Buh played at Palomar College from
1991-92 before transferring to Nevada. During his community college stint,
Buh helped the Comets to a 20-2 overall record and a national championship
in 1991. He was also named an All-American in his final season.
Born June 20, 1973, Buh earned his Bachelor’s degree in physical education from Nevada in 1996. A native of Escondido, Calif., Buh graduated from
Orange Glen High School. He is married to the former Kelly Morris.
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Full Name: Andrew Buh
Wife: Kelly
Date of Birth: June 20, 1973
Playing Experience:
LB, Palomar College, 1991-92
LB, Nevada, 1993-94
Hometown: Escondido, California
High School: Orange Glen
College: Nevada, 1996 (B.A., Physical
Coaching Experience
Fresno State
San Diego State
Orange Glen HS
Graduate Assistant
Defensive Administrative Assistant
Defensive Backs/Special Teams
Graduate Assistant
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Chris Dalman
Offensive Line
hris Dalman, a four-year letterwinner at Stanford
and seven-year NFL veteran with the San
Francisco 49ers, will be in his first season as the offensive line coach at Stanford in 2007. He will be responsible for developing a
young offensive line that returns just two full-time starters and one part-time
starter from last season’s club.
Dalman has spent the last two seasons (2005-06) as the assistant offensive
line coach for an Atlanta Falcons’ team that was on the verge of making the
playoffs in both seasons. The Falcons’ offensive line has been responsible for
creating running room for Warrick Dunn, who combined to rush for 2566
over the last two seasons with a pair of 1000-yard rushing seasons during
both campaigns Dalman was with the club.
Dalman was an English teacher at Palma High School in Salinas, Calif., and
coached football from 2001-04 at the school before joining the Falcons.
Dalman was a four-year starter for Stanford and a member of two bowl
teams during his collegiate playing days. He was a junior on Stanford’s 1991
Aloha Bowl squad coached by Denny Green that finished the season with an
8-4 mark and was the third-highest scoring team in school history. As a fifthyear senior on the Cardinal’s 1992 team coached by Bill Walsh, he helped lead
the squad to a 10-3 record and a victory over Penn State in the Blockbuster
Bowl. Dalman started 33 games for the Cardinal and was named Second
Team All-Pac-10 in 1992. He played in both the East-West Shrine Game and
the Hula Bowl in January of 1993 following his collegiate career.
A sixth round draft choice by San Francisco in 1993, Dalman spent his
entire NFL playing career from 1993-99 with the 49ers before suffering a
career-ending injury during the 2000 training camp. He played in 107 games
and started 64 at center and guard. Dalman captured one Super Bowl ring
following the 1994 season in Super Bowl XXIX when San Francisco defeated
the San Diego Chargers and played in three NFC championship games. San
Francisco had winning seasons in each of his first six campaigns with the club
and had a 74-38 overall regular season record during the seven years in which
he played.
Dalman received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Stanford
in 1992. He grew up in Salinas and attended Palma High School, where he
graduated from in 1988.
Dalman and wife, Yanne, have two children, Kate and Drew.
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Full Name: Chris Dalman
Wife: Yanne
Date of Birth: March 15, 1970
Children: Kate, Drew
Hometown: Salinas, California
Playing Experience:
OG/C, Stanford (1988-92);
OG/C, San Francisco 49ers (1993-2000)
High School: Palma
College: Stanford, 1992
(B.A., Political Science)
Coaching Experience
Stanford Offensive Line
2005-06 Atlanta Falcons Assistant Offensive Line Coach
2001-04 Palma High School Assistant Coach
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Tim Drevno
Tight Ends
im Drevno is in his first season as the tight ends
coach at Stanford in 2007 and his 15th as a collegiate coach. He will inherit a tight end group that was
used sparingly in the passing game last year with Jim Dray the only returnee
to have caught a ball in 2006.
Drevno came to Stanford along with first-year head football coach Jim
Harbaugh from the University of San Diego, where he spent the last four
seasons (2003-06) as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. The
Toreros won NCAA Division I-AA Mid-Major national titles (Sports Network
Cup) and Pioneer League championships in each of his last two campaigns.
The four Torero teams Tim coached offensive football for enjoyed a tremendous amount of success, ranking as the nation’s top offense twice as well
as third once and ninth on the other occasion.
The 2006 squad that finished 11-1 overall led all NCAA Division I-AA
teams in passing offense (293.3 ypg), total offense (494.25 ypg) and scoring
offense (42.83 ppg). Quarterback Josh Johnson was one of four offensive
All-Americans on the team and led all NCAA Division I-AA quarterbacks
in passing efficiency (169.0 quarterback rating), touchdown passes (34, coleader), points responsible for (24.33 ppg) and total offense (336.7 ypg),
throwing for 3320 yards to also lead the country and running for another
721. He added 11 rushing touchdowns and even caught one TD pass.
San Diego set numerous offense school records in 2005, including a 42.6
points per game average and 485.2 yards of total offense per game that were
both eclipsed the following season.
In 2004, the Torero offense averaged 432.4 yards of total offense per game
to rank ninth in the nation. The Toreros were also 11th in scoring offense
(36.1 ppg) and 12th in passing offense (275.4 ypg).
He directed USD’s West Coast offense to 483.3 yards per game to lead the
nation and a Pioneer Football League best 39.9 points per game in 2003 when
the squad finished 8-2 and was co-champs of the Pioneer Football League’s
North Division.
Drevno was the offensive line coach at Idaho for three seasons (200002) prior to joining the USD staff. The Vandal offense ranked sixth in the
nation in 2001 and eighth in 2000. He coached a pair of current NFL players
while at Idaho in Jake Scott and Rick Demulling. Scott, a fifth round pick of
Indianapolis in 2004, has started all 16 regular season games with the Colts
each of the past two seasons (2005-06) and was in the lineup as a starter in
the squad’s Super Bowl XLI victory over the Chicago Bears on February 4,
2007. DeMulling was also drafted by Indianapolis in the seventh round of
the 2001 NFL Draft and played four seasons with the Colts (2001-04) before
spending the last two campaigns (2005-06) with the Detroit Lions.
Prior to his tenure at Idaho, Drevno’s previous coaching stops included San
Jose State as the offensive line coach (1999-2000), UNLV (1998) as the running backs coach and Montana State (1993-98), where he coaching the tight
ends for three seasons (1993-95) before going from 1996 through the spring
of 1998 as the running backs coach. He started his coaching career with two
seasons at Cal State Fullerton as a graduate assistant (1991-92).
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Full Name: Tim Drevno
Wife: Shannon
Date of Birth: March 20, 1969
Children: McKenna, Zachary, Baylee
Hometown: Torrance, California
Playing Experience:
OT, El Camino College (1987-88);
OG, Cal State Fullerton (1989-91)
High School: South Torrance
College: Cal State Fullerton, 1992
(B.A., Criminal Justice)
After earning a pair of All-Bay League honors as a prep at South Torrance
High School, Drevno went on to a standout collegiate playing career. He
spent his first two years of collegiate action at El Camino College, where he
helped lead his club to a national title in 1987 and earned All-Mission League
honors the following season. He moved on for three seasons at Cal State
Fullerton from 1989-91 and was a two-year starter on the offensive line.
Drevno is a 1992 graduate of Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor’s degree
in Criminal Justice.
Drevno and his wife, Shannon, have been married since 1993 and have
three children – McKenna, Zachary and Baylee.
Coaching Experience
Stanford 2003-06 San Diego 2000-02 Idaho 1999
San Jose State 1998
UNLV 1993-98 Montana State 1991-92 Cal State Fullerton
Tight Ends
Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
Offensive Line
Offensive Line
Running Backs
Tight Ends (1993-95),
Running Backs (1996 – Spring 1998)
Graduate Assistant
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D.J. Durkin
Defensive Ends/Special Teams
.J. Durkin, who coached at Bowling Green the
past two seasons, was named to Jim Harbaugh’s
staff on February 1, 2007. Durkin will coach the
defensive ends and Stanford’s special teams.
A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Durkin coached defensive ends for the
Falcons in 2005, then moved over to coach the linebackers and become
BGSU’s special teams coordinator in 2006.
Durkin, a 2001 graduate of Bowling Green, began his coaching career with
the Falcons as a graduate assistant in 2001 and ’02. He then spent two seasons
at Notre Dame (2003, ’04) as a graduate assistant before returning to his alma
mater in 2005.
While at Notre Dame, Durkin assisted the staff in all aspects on defense
with particular emphasis on working with the defensive ends, where he
coached the school’s all-time sack leader Justin Tuck in 2004. Durkin was also
part of the Irish staff that led Notre Dame to the 2004 Insight.com Bowl.
Following his playing career, Durkin was a graduate assistant at Bowling
Green during the 2001 and ’02 seasons coaching the defensive ends. In 2002,
the Falcons were 9-3 and ranked in the Top 20 of both major polls. In 2001,
the Bowling Green defense was first in the Mid-American Conference in total
defense, as well as four other major defensive categories.
A four-year starter at defensive end and outside linebacker for the Falcons
as a player from 1997-2000, he was elected a two-year captain by his teammates. He started 33 games in his career and recorded 131 tackles, including
28 for loss. He led the team in sacks in 1998 and finished second on the
squad in that category in 2000. He also received a number of awards during
his career including the Ken Schoeni Award for character and toughness, the
Carlos Jackson Award for personifying the values of a true student-athlete
and the Leadership Award for displaying great leadership.
Durkin played three seasons at Boardman High School where he was an
All-Conference and All-Northeast Ohio selection. He earned a Bachelor’s
degree in business marketing from Bowling Green in 2001 and a Master’s
degree in educational administration and supervision in May of 2004.
Durkin is married to the former Sarah Brumback.
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Full Name: Daniel Durkin
Date of Birth: January 15, 1978
Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
High School: Boardman
College: Bowling Green, 2001
(B.A., Business and Marketing)
Coaching Experience
2005-06 Bowling Green
2003-04 Notre Dame
2001-02 Bowling Green
Defensive Ends/Special Teams
Defensive Ends (2005)
Linebackers and Special Teams (2006)
Graduate Assistant/Defense
Graduate Assistant/Defense
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Graduate Degree: Bowling Green, 2004
(M.A., Educational Administration and
Wife: Sarah
Playing Experience:
DE, Bowling Green, 1997-2000
Assistant Coaches
Scott Shafer
Defensive Coordinator/
Assistant Head Coach
ne of the top, young defensive coaches in college
football, Scott Shafer joined the Cardinal staff on
February 13, 2007 as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator.
Shafer spent the past two years as the defensive coordinator at Western
Michigan, where he led a defensive unit that ranked among the best in the
nation. Shafer, a 1990 graduate of Baldwin-Wallace, was the defensive coordinator while also coaching defensive backs at Western Michigan in 2005
and ’06.
During his career, he has also coached at Indiana, Rhode Island, Northern
Illinois and Illinois.
For the past two years, he helped the Broncos register the biggest turnaround in MAC history. Western Michigan was 1-10 the year before he
arrived, then went 7-4 in 2005 and 8-5 in 2006. Shafer’s defensive unit was a
large part of WMU’s success.
In 2006, Shafer spearheaded a defensive unit that ranked first in the nation
in interceptions (24) and sacks (46), sixth in run defense, seventh in turnover
margin and 11th in total defense. His defense included LB Ameer Ismail, the
MAC Defensive Player of the Year and a Second Team All-American, and AllMAC defensive back London Fryar.
In his first season, Shafer’s defense was a major reason why the Broncos
were able to turn a 1-10 team into a 7-4 club. His defense, led by All-MAC
defensive back Louis Delmas, recorded 13 forced fumbles and 15 interceptions.
Shafer was the secondary coach at the University of Illinois in 2004 under
head coach Ron Turner prior to moving to Western Michigan. While in
Champaign, he coached cornerback Kelvin Hayden, who led the Big Ten in
interceptions and was drafted in the second round.
Shafer coached at Northern Illinois University for eight seasons (19962003), the last four as defensive coordinator. He was also the secondary coach
during his entire tenure in DeKalb, Ill. As defensive coordinator, Shafer’s unit
was a driving force in the Huskies going 30-16 and winning two MAC West
Division championships (2001, ’02) from 2000-03.
Throughout his career at NIU, Shafer’s players earned 13 All-MAC selections.
During the 2003 season, Northern Illinois was ranked as high as No. 12 in the
AP poll, recorded its first 10-win season in 20 years, and had three victories over
BCS teams while holding them to an average of 15 points per game.
NIU also led the nation in interceptions with 23 in 2003 and had five
defensive players named to the All-MAC team. In 2002, Shafer’s defense led
the conference in interceptions with 21, takeaways with 28, sacks (46), scoring
defense and run defense.
The Shafer File
Full Name: Scott Shafer
Date of Birth: January 6, 1967
Graduate Degree: Indiana University, 1993
(M.S., Education)
Hometown: Painesville, Ohio
Wife: Missy
High School: Painseville Riverside
Children: Wolfgang, Elsa
College: Baldwin-Wallace, 1990 (B.A.,
Playing Experience:
QB, Ohio University, 1985
QB, Baldwin-Wallace, 1986-90
He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Indiana under head
coach Bill Mallory in 1991 and ’92. He spent the next three seasons (1993-95)
as the defensive backs coach at Rhode Island.
Shafer played quarterback at Ohio University in 1985, then completed his
collegiate career at Baldwin-Wallace from 1986-90. In 1987, he was ranked
17th in the nation in passing efficiency and earned team MVP honors. He
earned a Bachelor’s degree in education from Baldwin-Wallace in 1990 and a
Master’s degree in education from Indiana in 1993.
A native of Painesville, Ohio, Shafer and his wife, Missy, have a son,
Wolfgang, and a daughter, Elsa.
Coaching Experience
2005-06 Western Michigan
1996-2003 Northern Illinois
1993-95 Rhode Island
1991-92 Indiana
Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
Defensive Backs
Defensive Coordinator (2000-03)
Defensive Backs (1996-2003)
Defensive Backs
Graduate Assistant (QB, WR, TE)
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David Shaw
Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
avid Shaw returns to Stanford as the offensive
coordinator/wide receivers coach in 2007. He
will be in charge of a veteran offense that has its
top 10 receivers returning from last year’s club, including fifth-year seniors
Mark Bradford and Evan Moore as well as 2006 Pac-10 All-Freshman player
Richard Sherman. The Cardinal offense will also return quarterback T.C.
Ostrander, who started the team’s final five games last season.
Shaw came to Stanford along with first-year head coach Jim Harbaugh
from the University of San Diego, where he spent the 2006 season coaching
the nation’s top-ranked Division I-AA offense as the passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach as the Toreros won the NCAA Division I-AA
Mid-Major national title and Pioneer League championship.
The 2006 squad that finished 11-1 overall led all NCAA Division I-AA
teams in passing offense (293.3 ypg), total offense (494.25 ypg) and scoring
offense (42.83 ppg). Quarterback Josh Johnson was one of four offensive
All-Americans on the team and led all NCAA Division I-AA quarterbacks
in passing efficiency (169.0 quarterback rating), touchdown passes (34, coleader), points responsible for (24.33 ppg) and total offense (336.7 ypg),
throwing for 3320 yards to also lead the country and running for another
721. He added 11 rushing touchdowns and even caught one TD pass.
He had coached the previous nine seasons in the National Football League
with the Philadelphia Eagles (1997), Oakland Raiders (1998-2001) and
Baltimore Ravens (2002-05).
Shaw’s most recent coaching job in the NFL with Baltimore spanned
2002-05. He was both a quarterbacks and wide receivers coach from 2002-04
before working solely with the wide receivers in 2005. His tenure included
a 2003 campaign that reaped a AFC North title and a 10-6 regular season
record. Derrick Mason set a new franchise record with 86 receptions under
Shaw’s tutelage in 2005 when he also posted the third-biggest season in terms
of receiving yards with 1073. Mark Clayton set a franchise rookie record for
receptions in 2005 when he caught 44 balls for 471 yards.
After three seasons of quality control with the Oakland Raiders from 19982000, Shaw moved into the role of quarterbacks coach in 2001 as the Raiders
won a second straight AFC West title and finished the regular season with a
10-6 mark. Quarterback Rich Gannon made the NFL Pro Bowl for the second
straight season and ended up as the game’s MVP. Gannon had the third-most
prolific season of his 16-year pro career during the 2001 regular season, passing for 3828 yards on 361-of-549 passing (65.8%).
Shaw got his start in the NFL in quality control with the Philadelphia
Eagles in 1997.
His first two seasons of coaching came in the collegiate ranks at Western
Washington, where he coached the outside linebackers in 1995 and the tight
ends coach in 1996.
His father, Willie, was an assistant coach at Stanford from 1974-76 and
again from 1989-91. He coached for a total of 33 seasons, including 15 in
The Shaw File
Full Name: David Shaw
Wife: Kori
Date of Birth: July 31, 1972
Children: Carter, Keegan
Hometown: Union City, California
Playing Experience:
FL, Stanford (1991-94)
High School: James Logan
College: Stanford, 1995
(B.A., Sociology)
the NFL with the Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, New
Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams.
Shaw was a four-year letterwinner (1991-94) at Stanford as a receiver. He was
a member of Stanford’s 1991 Aloha Bowl team coached by Dennis Green that
finished the season with an 8-4 mark and was the third-highest scoring team in
school history. He was also on the Cardinal’s 1992 Blockbuster Bowl winning
squad coached by Bill Walsh that had a 10-3 overall mark. Shaw finished his
Stanford career with 57 catches for 664 yards and five touchdowns. Shaw was
also a member of men’s basketball and track and field teams for one season
each while at Stanford. He graduated from Stanford in 1995 with a Bachelor’s
degree in Sociology.
David was also a three-sport athlete as a prep at James Logan High School
in Union City, California.
David and his wife, Kori, have two children, Carter and Keegan.
Coaching Experience
Stanford 2002-05 Baltimore Ravens
1998-2001 Oakland Raiders
Philadelphia Eagles
1995-96 Western Washington
Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers (2002-04)
Wide Receivers (2005)
Quality Control (1998-2000)
Quarterbacks (2001)
Quality Control
Outside Linebackers (1995)
Tight Ends (1996)
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Willie Taggart
Running Backs
illie Taggart will be in his first season as the
running backs coach at Stanford in 2007. He
has the team’s top two rushers from last season in
Anthony Kimble and Toby Gerhart among the returnees to work with.
Taggart has spent the past eight campaigns on the Western Kentucky
coaching staff (1999-2006), helping guide the Hilltoppers to eight consecutive
winning campaigns during the stretch. He worked with first-year Stanford
head coach Jim Harbaugh in his first three seasons of coaching from 19992001. Taggart started his coaching career as Western Kentucky’s wide receivers coach in 1999 before working with the quarterbacks from 2000-06. He
was also the co-offensive coordinator in 2001 and 2002, helping lead the
Hilltoppers to the Division I-AA national championship in 2002 and was
promoted to assistant head coach in 2003.
Under Taggart’s guidance, quarterback Justin Haddix set school career
records with 8890 yards of total offense, a 57.1 completion percentage, 50
touchdowns and a 137.28 pass efficiency rating. Haddix also ranks second
all-time on the Hill with 541 completions and 7929 yards passing. As a senior,
Haddix earned All-Gateway Football Conference honorable mention recognition for the second year in a row after completing a career-high 171 of his 279
passes for 2186 yards – the third-highest single-season total in school history
– and 14 touchdowns. He ranked second in the league in passing average,
third in total offense and fifth in passing efficiency. Haddix was also a Second
Team All-GFC selection in 2004 while picking up the league’s Freshman of
the Year award in 2003.
Taggart helped coach an offensive unit that set school records for points
(432), total yards (5479) and first downs (263) en route to the 2002 NCAA
Division I-AA national championship. The Hilltoppers ranked second in the
nation in pass efficiency and sixth in rushing, and averaged 38.8 points per
contest in four playoff victories.
In Taggart’s first year calling plays in 2000, WKU ran for 293.4 yards per contest, leading the Gateway Football Conference and ranking second in the country
in the category. The Toppers averaged 33.0 points per game and led the Ohio
Valley Conference in rushing for the second straight year as WKU claimed the
league title and advanced to the quarterfinals of the I-AA playoffs. In his first season in 1999, WKU ranked eighth in the nation and first in the OVC in rushing.
Taggart’s efforts also helped WKU quarterbacks earn honorable mention
all-conference accolades in three consecutive seasons – Jason Johnson (2000),
Donte Pimpleton (2001) and Jason Michael (2002).
Taggart also spent his collegiate playing days at Western Kentucky, where
he became the top rushing quarterback in Division I-AA history with 3997
yards (he is still second all-time among quarterbacks) at the end of his career,
which is also a WKU standard for all runners. In addition, he remains the
all-time leading scorer at Western Kentucky with 280 points. He was a finalist
for the prestigious Walter Payton Award in each of his last two seasons for an
honor given annually to the top offensive player in I-AA football, finishing
fourth in the balloting in 1997 and seventh as a senior the following year. An
The Taggart File
Full Name: Willie Taggart
Wife: Taneshia
Date of Birth: August 27, 1976
Children: Willie, Jr., Jackson
Hometown: Palmetto, Florida
Playing Experience:
QB, Western Kentucky (1994-98)
High School: Manatee
College: Western Kentucky, 1998
(B.A., Social Science)
All-American as a senior, he was also the 1998 I-AA Independents’ Offensive
Player of the Year.
He was only the third WKU athlete in the past half-century to hold down
the quarterback slot for the Hilltoppers four straight years. Taggart – who
holds 11 WKU school records for rushing and scoring – had his jersey retired
on October 23, 1999.
Taggart graduated from Western Kentucky with a Bachelor’s degree in
Social Sciences in 1998.
As a prep standout at Manatee High School, he was a First Team All-State
and All-Conference selection as a senior after guiding the Hurricanes to the
state 5A Championship game. He led MHS to the state title his junior season
and helped the school post a 26-4 record during that two-year span while
recording more than 3000 yards passing and 975 yards on the ground.
Willie and his wife Taneshia have two children, Willie, Jr. and Jackson.
Coaching Experience
Stanford 1999-2006 Western Kentucky
Running Backs
Wide Receivers (1999), Quarterbacks (2000-06),
Co-Offensive Coordinator (2000-01),
Assistant Head Coach (2003-06)
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Clayton White
Defensive Backs
ormer NFL player Clayton White was named
Stanford’s defensive backs coach on February
21, 2007. White, a graduate of North Carolina State
University, coached the secondary at Western Michigan in 2006 under new
Cardinal defensive coordinator Scott Shafer.
White was a three-year starter at N.C. State and played three years of professional football before joining the coaching ranks. He coached two seasons
at Western Carolina (2004-05) as the defensive backs coach and special teams
While at Western Michigan, White was part of Broncos staff that led the
team to an 8-5 record and an appearance in the 2007 International Bowl
played in Toronto. He coached on a defense that led the nation with 24 interceptions and 3.54 sacks per game, while ranking tied for second with 37 turnovers gained, tied for sixth in yards rushing yards allowed per game (76.1)
and seventh in turnover margin (+0.92).
He spent the previous two seasons (2004-05) at Western Carolina where he
coached the defensive backs, was a special teams assistant and recruiting coordinator. The Catamounts led the nation in pass defense, ranked fifth in passing efficiency defense and 18th in overall defense in 2005. He also coached
a pair of defensive backs (Francis Brown and Primus Glover) to First Team
All-SOCON honors.
White’s special teams unit ranked third in the SOCON in yards per punt
return (9.84 ypr) in 2004, while Western Carolina recorded two blocked kicks
that were returned for touchdowns in 2005. White also served as the football
program’s recruiting coordinator during his two seasons.
A native of Dunn, N.C., White went on to play professionally in the NFL
from 2001-03. He was a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from March
to August of 2003 as a linebacker and special teams player. He spent two seasons (2001-02) with the New York Giants, also as a linebacker and member of
the special teams unit. White played every special teams snap during the 2001
season and made seven tackles for the Giants.
White, a former safety, was a three-year starter at linebacker from 19992001 and a member of the special teams unit during his collegiate playing
days with North Carolina State. A captain as a senior, White’s name still
appears in the Wolfpack record book in several categories. At the end of the
2006 season, White ranked 10th all-time at North Carolina State in career
tackles for loss with 33 stops behind the line of scrimmage for 107 yards,
seventh in tackles for loss in a season (16 in 1998), sixth in single game
history with 23 tackles versus Ohio and 10th in the same category with
20 tackles in a game against Texas. He was also named N.C. State’s Special
Teams MVP in 1997.
White received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from the school in parks,
recreation and tourism with a concentration in sports management in 2001.
The White File
Full Name: Clayton White
Wife: Kelly
Date of Birth: December 2, 1977
Playing Experience:
LB, North Carolina State, 1997-2001
LB, New York Giants, 2001-02
LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2003
Hometown: Dunn, North Carolina
High School: Triton
College: North Carolina State, 2001
(B.S., Parks, Recreation and Tourism)
His collegiate career followed a standout prep career, which led to his high
school number (No. 4) being retired in 2002 by Triton High School (Dunn,
North Carolina). He was a First Team All-State selection as a defensive back
and an All-Region quarterback. White was the 1996 North Carolina EastWest All-Star Game MVP and a participant in the North Carolina-South
Carolina Shrine Bowl.
White is married to the former Kelly Quinlan.
Coaching Experience
Western Michigan
2004-05 Western Carolina
Defensive Backs
Defensive Backs
Defensive Backs/Special Teams Assistant/
Recruiting Coordinator
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