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The Greenville Standard


On Jan. 20, Kalen DeBorer was introduced as the head coach at the University of Alabama.

He is experience as a head coach. A native of Milbank, S.D., he graduated from Milbank High School in 1993.

DeBorer played at The University of Sioux Falls from 1993-96. He played wide receiver and was an NAIA All-America, his senior year.

DeBorer paid his dues by being a graduate assistant and assistant coach.

His first head coaching assignment was his Alma Mater, University of Sioux Falls.

DeBorer coached from 2005-2009. He had an outstanding record of 67-3 and won three NAIA National Championships.

2005 11-2; 2006 14-0 NC; 2007 13-1 RU; 2008 14-0 NC; and 2009 14-0 NC.

DeBorer, between 2010-2019, was an offensive coordinator at several division one schools.

He was hired at Fresno State in 2020 and went 3-3. Because of COVID, there was a short season.

In 2021, Fresno State finished at 9-3. Washington hired DeBorer in 2022.

The previous season, Washington finished with a record of 4-8. In 2022, the Huskies finished 9-3 beating Texas 27-20.

In 2023, Washington was 14-0 and played Michigan for the National Championship. They lost 34-13 and finished No. 2.

It was a good hire and introduction. Though the Transfer Portal is not good, DeBorer has inherited good players. Everything is gonna be fine. Roll Tide Roll.

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