Babers lands at Bowling Green

Updated: December 18, 2013

Bowling Green, OH ( – Dino Babers didn’t wait long to take
the next step up the coaching ladder.

On the same day he departed Eastern Illinois, the 52-year-old landed in
Bowling Green.

He’ll take over for Dave Clawson, who bolted for the top job at Wake Forest on
Dec. 10.

“We are so proud to have Dino and his family join Bowling Green State
University,” director of athletics D. Christopher Kingston said. “Dino brings
with him an incredible resume of successful experiences that absolutely fit
the Falcon football program. He is a proven winner who is in the business of
developing young men who desire success on the field, in the classroom and in
the community. His ability to maximize talent through skill development is

Babers arrives in Ohio after a two-year stint with the EIU Panthers, including
a 12-2 record this past season and a berth in the FCS playoffs. Prior to that,
the Hawaii product spent four seasons as an assistant under Art Briles at

“I am honored and excited to join the Falcon family,” Babers said. “I want to
thank President Mazey, Chris Kingston, and Lesley Irvine for the opportunity
to take over the Bowling Green program. My family and I can’t wait to get to
Bowling Green and become Falcons. I want to thank the Eastern Illinois players
and fans for their support the last two years, especially President Perry and
(athletics director) Barbara Burke.”

Bowling Green, which toppled Northern Illinois to take the Mid-American
Conference championship, faces Pitt on Dec. 26 in the Little Caesars Pizza