Eastern Ill. hires Baylor assistant as head coach
Eastern Illinois has hired Baylor assistant coach Dino Babers to
take over for longtime head football coach Bob Spoo.
The school announced Babers’ hiring on Friday. The longtime
assistant coach was a member of Spoo’s first staff at Eastern in
1987. The Football Championship Subdivision school plays in the
Ohio Valley Conference.
Babers coached Baylor’s wide receivers and has been at the
school since 2008. The Bears went 9-3 this season and are headed to
the Alamo Bowl.
He played at Hawaii and has been an assistant at schools
including Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, San Diego State, UCLA,
Arizona, Purdue, Northern Arizona and UNLV.
Spoo announced plans to retire before this season. The Panthers
finished 2-9. Spoo finished with a career record of 144-131-1.