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|