Reports: UAB set to hire Trent Dilfer as head coach

Field Level Media

November 30, 2022 at 8:34 am.

Trent Dilfer is on the verge of jumping from a high school coaching job to becoming the head football coach at UAB.

Multiple media outlets reported Tuesday night that the former Super Bowl-winning quarterback is set to take over a Blazers team that went 6-6 this year, 4-4 in Conference USA play.

Dilfer is in his fourth year running the Lipscomb Academy football program in Nashville, and his team is one win away from capturing a second consecutive Tennessee Division II Class AA state championship.

Dilfer, 50, played 13 seasons in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1994-99), Baltimore Ravens (2000), Seattle Seahawks (2001-04), Cleveland Browns (2005) and San Francisco 49ers (2007). He wound up with a 58-55 regular-season record as a starter, throwing for 20,518 yards on 55.5 percent passing with 113 touchdowns and 129 interceptions.

Dilfer led the Ravens to a Super Bowl title in January 2001, completing 12 of 25 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown as Baltimore routed the New York Giants 34-7.

After his playing career, Dilfer went into broadcasting, working for NFL Network, ESPN and Fox Sports.

UAB was led this season by interim coach Bryant Vincent, who got the role when Bill Clark retired in the summer due to health issues. Clark had a 49-26 record with the Blazers, starting in 2014 before the program was shuttered for two years before resuming action.

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