Nick Saban

Head Coach, Alabama Crimson Tide

Nick Saban is the Head Coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide. Prior to leading the Crimson Tide, he was the Head Coach at LSU, Michigan State and the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.

A no-nonsense leader who demands his team plays to a standard each time out, Saban’s won four national championships as an SEC coach since 2003 and is the league’s only coach to win titles at two different schools.

Since taking over the Alabama football program in 2007, Saban’s helped the Crimson Tide reclaim their throne as a southern juggernaut they last saw during a period of dominance in the 1960s and 70s. Saban’s now mentioned in the same breath as college football and university legend Paul Bear Bryant. Bryant is one of three coaches all-time to hit the 300-win mark. Known for his trademark houndstooth cap, Alabama’s winningest coach has a statue in front of Bryant-Denny Stadium, as does Saban.

Saban has assembled an all-star staff of assistant coaches at each of his career head coaching stops and is known for developing talent both on the field and on the sideline. Several of Saban’s former assistant hold current head coaching jobs elsewhere. He’s respected by his peers as a grinder with a laser-like attention to detail.

One of college football’s highest-paid coaches, Saban’s won three times as many games as he’s lost at the collegiate level and joined Bryant in 2009 as the only other coach to win SEC championships at two different schools.

Saban’s handle on college athletics is more respectable than his NFL resume. His professional head coaching career was short-lived. After leading LSU to five consecutive winning seasons including a victory in the 2003 BCS National Championship, Saban moved on to the Miami Dolphins where he missed the playoffs in 2005 and 2006. Miami’s 6-10 record in 2006 was Saban’s first losing season as a head coach.

Coaching History Team Years
Head Coach Alabama Crimson Tide 2007-Present
Head Coach Miami Dolphins 2005-2006
Head Coach LSU Tigers 2000-2004
Head Coach Michigan State Spartans 1995-1999
Defensive Coordinator Cleveland Browns 1991-1994
Head Coach Toledo Rockets 1990
Defensive Backs Coach Houston Oilers 1988-1989
Defensive Coordinator Michigan State Spartans 1983-1987
Defensive Assistant Navy Midshipmen 1982
Defensive Backs Coach Ohio State Buckeyes 1980-1981
Defensive Assistant West Virginia Mountaineers 1978-1979
Defensive Assistant Syracuse Orange 1977
Defensive Assistant Kent State Golden Flashes 1975-1976
Graduate Assistant Kent State Golden Flashes 1973-1974

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