Former Fresno State QB Trent Dilfer named next head coach at UAB

ByStephen Hicks and Matthew Cardenas KFSN logo
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Former Bulldog Trent Dilfer expected to be next UAB coach: ESPN
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Former Fresno State quarterback Trent Dilfer is expected to become the next head football coach at UAB, sources told ESPN's Pete Thamel on Tuesday night.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Former Fresno State quarterback Trent Dilfer has officially been named the next head football coach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), the program announced Wednesday.

Dilfer will officially begin his tenure as the UAB Football head coach this Friday, Dec. 2.

Dilfer is currently the head coach at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, where the nationally-ranked team is set to play for its second straight state championship on Thursday.

The former Fresno State quarterback played for the Bulldogs from 1991-1993. His #12 is one of nine retired jerseys in FS history. Dilfer was drafted in the first round of the 1994 NFL Draft and would go on to win Super Bowl XXXV with the Baltimore Ravens.

After Kalen DeBoer's departure from FS to Washington, Dilfer expressed an interest in coaching at the college ranks, telling Action News, "If that is something that presented itself, it is something I would really, really strongly consider."

Dilfer was also an NFL analyst for ESPN and contributes to Action News with QB&A with Sports Director Stephen Hicks.

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