A veteran of 40 years coaching, FBU Quarterbacks Coach Gene Dahlquist has had repeated success coaching college and professional offenses.
Dahlquist is a graduate of Arizona, where he was a quarterback and punter for the Wildcats from 1960-64. In 1968, Dahlquist joined the collegiate ranks as an assistant at Idaho State. He moved on to Utah in 1971 and then to Oregon from 1974-76.
He was offensive coordinator in his last two seasons at Oregon and held the same post at Boise State from 1977-82. Along with five Big Sky Conference titles, the Broncos won the 1980 Div. I-AA national championship during Dahlquist’s tenure. In 1983, Dahlquist became offensive coordinator at Iowa State.
Four years later, Dahlquist moved on to Illinois. In four years for the Illini, Dahlquist helped develop the No. 1 choice in the 1990 NFL draft, Jeff George, while twice seeing his offense lead the conference in passing.
Following his tenure at Illinois, Dahlquist spent six seasons at Texas, where he helped produce some of the most potent offenses in Texas history en route to three conference championships. The offense peaked in 1995, setting single-season school records for total yards and passing yards.
He spent one year at UNLV as passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach. From 2001-03, Dahlquist was the head coach for the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe. Dahlquist returned to the professional game in 2012, when he became quarterbacks coach for the UFL's Omaha Nighthawks.
|FBU Quarterbacks Coach|
|University of Arizona (1960-64)|
|Idaho State (1968-70)
Boise State (1977-82)
Iowa State (1983-86)
Scottish Claymores (2001-03)
Omaha Nighthawks (UFL) (2012-Present)
♦5 conference titles at Bosie State