Patrick Daberkow Athletics
Hometown: Madison, Neb.
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska
The 2017 season marked Patrick Daberkow's 11th on the Concordia football staff and first as head coach. He spent three seasons as the secondary coach and then seven years as defensive coordinator for the Bulldogs. Daberkow was officially promoted to the role of head football coach on Dec. 9, 2016.
The first season of Daberkow's head coaching tenure was highlighted by a homecoming victory over then seventh-ranked Doane and a late four-game win streak. The Bulldogs made one appearance in the national poll and finished 6-4 overall. Their third-place league finish was their best since 2002.
Between 2013 and 2015, Daberkow coordinated two defenses that finished in the top five of the nation in terms of yards allowed per game. Led by GPAC Defensive Player of the Year and All-American safety Darnell Woods, the 2013 Bulldogs ranked No. 1 in the NAIA in pass defense (134.7), No. 5 in total defense (285.5) and No. 5 in scoring defense (17.3). Then in 2015, Concordia put together another dominant defense behind second team All-American Trey Barnes. Among all NAIA teams, Concordia ranked third in pass defense (144.0), fourth in total defense (279.6), fifth in pass efficiency defense (96.7) and 13th in scoring defense (18.7). The 2016 unit wasn't far off, finishing 17th in total defense (328.4).
In Daberkow's seven years as defensive coordinator, Concordia produced a total of 29 first or second team defensive selections. Woods became the school's first ever GPAC Defensive Player of the Year. Prior to 2013, Daberkow also served as defensive backs coach. The 2010 team ranked 12th in the NAIA in pass defense.
Daberkow earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Concordia in 2007 and his master's in education from Concordia in 2010. He lettered all four years as a defensive back for the Bulldogs. He was a team captain in 2006 and was named 2003 team Defensive Newcomer of the Year.
Daberkow is a native of Madison, Neb. He resides in Seward with his wife, Emly, and their two daughters, Kinley and Brynn, and son, Roman.
Bulldogs Under Coach Daberkow
2017: 6-4 Overall, 5-3 GPAC
Total: 6-4 Overall, 5-3 GPAC (1 year)