Doug Graber


Position: Defensive Backs

Doug Graber has coached at the collegiate and professional level for many years. He made stops through Eastern Michigan University, Ball State University and the University of Wisconsin. While in college, Graber coached four first round draft picks.

Graber began his NFL coaching career with the Chiefs, followed by the Buccaneers and finally the Jets. During his time with the Chiefs, Graber coached Pro Bowlers Kevin Ross and Albert Lewis. His Chiefs teams also set an NFL record averaging 30 interceptions per year during his four years there.

When teaching the techniques of defensive back play he reiterates what Bo Shembeckler once said, “those who stay will be champions.” Now Doug trains the next generation of football stars at Football University.

Coaching Career

  • Michigan Tech (1969-71)
  • Eastern Michigan (1972-75)
  • Ball State (1976-77)
  • Wisconsin (1978-81)
  • Montana State (1982)
  • Kansas City Chiefs (1983-86)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1987-89)
  • Rutgers (1990-95)
  • Frankfort Galaxy (2001-03)
  • New York Jets (2004)
  • Ball State (2009)

Career Highlights

  • NFL Europe Coach of the Year (2003)
  • World Bowl XI champion NFL Europe

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