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From the Sidelines: Meet Assistant Coach Dave Doeren



Throughout spring practice, the football assistant coaches will take time to answer some fun questions to help Badger fans get to know them. Dave Doeren, who serves as co-defensive coordinator, linebackers coach and also is UWs recruiting coordinator, came to Wisconsin from Kansas where he also served as co-defensive coordinator. Prior to his position with the Jayhawks, Doeren spent two seasons with Montana, where in 2001, the Grizzles won the NCAA Division I-AA title.

Name: Dave Doeren

Position: Co-Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers, Recruiting Coordinator

Family: wife, Sara; sons, Jacob and Luke

Pets: dog, Jackie

First organized sport: swimming at age 4

Favorite musical artist: Rolling Stones and Jack Johnson

Last concert attended: Jack Johnson

Favorite movie: The Shawshank Redemption

Favorite actor: Jack Nicholson

Favorite actress: Jennifer Aniston

Last movie you saw in the theatre: Curious George

Favorite TV show: Rescue Me

Reality show you could win: Survivor

Dream Car: 1965 Mustang Convertible

First car you had: Honda Accord

First job: caddy

If you didnt coach football you would: probably work outside and develop land

Favorite place to spend time: with my family

What you do to relax: fly fish and play golf

Favorite book: On Leadership by John Wooden

Favorite food or meal: BBQ ribs

Best dish you can whip up: omelet

Best part about spring football: being around the guys, developing a foundation, more time to teach

First college or pro sporting event: Lakers/Celtics game with Magic vs. Bird

Football in college consisted of: hard work and fun

Favorite football stadium: Camp Randall

Favorite NFL team: Kansas City Chiefs

Most famous person youve met: Muhammad Ali

Favorite career moment thus far: winning the national championship at Montana

Most influential role model: Joe Glenn, former Montana coach

Best thing about Madison: the passion people have for the university and sports in general

Motto or quote you live by: Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Calvin Coolidge

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