Dave Steckel

Steckel’s tenure on Mizzou’s coaching staff began in 2001 as the Tigers’ linebackers coach. He was promoted to defensive coordinator by head coach Gary Pinkel in 2009, then given his current title of associate head coach two years later. Predicated on stopping the run and forcing turnovers with heavy blitzing, Steckel’s defense is one of the SEC’s most fierce.

Steckel’s college coaching career began at Miami (Ohio) in 1982 as a graduate assistant after he served four years in the United States Marine Corps. From there, he developed into a well-respected recruiter and held defensive assistant positions at six different programs before starting at Mizzou.

Coaching History Team Years
Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Missouri Tigers 2011-Present
Defensive Coordinator Miami Dolphins 2009-2010
Linebackers Coach Missouri Tigers 2001-2008
Linebackers Coach Rutgers Scarlet Knights 1999-2000
Defensive Line Coach Rutgers Scarlet Knight 1997-1998
Defensive Line Coach Toledo Rockets 1992-1996
Assistant Head Coach Dickinson Red Devils 1986-1987
Graduate Assistant Minnesota Golden Gophers 1985
Defensive Line Coach Ball State Cardinals 1984
Graduate Assistant Miami Redhawks 1983
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