Derek Dooley

Dooley is in his third season as the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers. Dooley's first two recruiting classes include the SEC leading receiver in 2011 and a first-team All-SEC selection in Da'Rick Rogers, six Freshman All-Americans, and eight players who were named Freshman All-SEC over the last two seasons.  Dooley is the son of former Georgia head coach and athletic director Vince Dooley, Derek was a walk-on turned scholarship wide receiver at Virginia. He later earned his J.D. from Georgia and practiced law for two years before starting his coaching career. He has served as a graduate assistant at Georgia, a position coach at Southern Methodist and Louisiana State University, and the athletic director at Louisiana Tech. He was also the tight ends coach for the Miami Dolphins from 2005-2006. He left the Dolphins when he received the head coaching job at Louisiana Tech, where he coached for three seasons, reaching the Independence Bowl in 2008 and prevailing over Northern Illinois.


Team: University of Tennessee
Career (years): 3 Years
DOB: June 10, 1968


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