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Dave Schramm
Dave  Schramm

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

Alma Mater:
San Diego State, 1988


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Dave Schramm enters his third year as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Bulldogs. He was hired on Jan. 4, 2012.

This past season Schramm guided the Bulldog offense to a record-breaking season. His unit led the nation in passing, averaging 394.8 yards per game, while ranking third nationally in total offense with 547.8 yards per game and sixth in scoring at 43.4.

The Bulldogs set new school records in each of those categories, which were three of 19 new school records Schramm's offense set in 2013.

For all of the success his unit found, Schramm was a nominee for the 2013 Broyles Award that honors the top assistant college football coach in American and was one of five finalists for the 2013 247Sports Offensive Coordinator of the Year Award.

Under Schramm's tutelage, star quarterback Derek Carr thrived in his offense and broke every major school passing record. Carr set the school's career passing mark, became one of 19 quarterbacks in FBS history to have over 10,000 career passing yards and 100 touchdowns and also became just the fourth in FBS history with 5,000 yards passing and 50 or more touchdowns in a single season, doing so as a senior in 2013.

Carr won the 2013 Sammy Baugh Award as the nation's top passer, was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year for the second-straight season, finished eighth in the Heisman voting and was named an All-American. He led the nation in 10 of the 14 statistical categories a quarterback can be up for, including being the national leader in passing yards, touchdown passes and in total touchdowns responsible for against turnovers.

Along with Carr's success, wide receiver Davante Adams shinned in the offense. He was named to eight different All-America teams in 2013 when his 24 touchdown receptions shattered the school and Mountain West records, was eight more than any other player in the nation had and went down as the fourth most in FBS history.

Adams, in just two seasons in Schramm's offense, set new school records for receptions with 233 and touchdowns with 38, which also set a new Mountain West record. His 38 touchdowns in just 26 games played in rank in a tie for 16th in FBS history and everyone on that list ahead of him played in at least eight more games than Adams did in his career.

Carr and Adams were both second round draft picks in 2014, marking the first time since 1990 that Fresno State has had two players selected in the second round or higher in the NFL Draft.

Schramm also had a third offensive player named an All-American in 2013 with left tackle Austin Wentworth collecting honorable mention accolades from Sports Illustrated.

All the success that Fresno State obtained offensively in 2013 was set up by Schramm's first season when he transitioned the Bulldogs, who had traditionally used a pro-style offense into an up-tempo spread system designed to get the ball into the hands of the team's playmakers in space.

Fresno State reaped the awards right away running Schramm's offense in year one in his system. The Bulldogs ranked 17th nationally and led the Mountain West in scoring at 37.9 points per game in 2012. Fresno State also ranked 16th nationally in total offense with 477.5 yards per game and 12th in passing offense at 325.6 yards per game.

Schramm's offense in 2012 produced six games with at least five hundred yards of offense and scored 40 or more points in seven games. In 2013, the Bulldogs had six games with over 600 yards of offense, including a school record 822 yards on Nov. 23 vs. New Mexico.

In addition to all the passing records set under Schramm, running back Robbie Rouse became Fresno State's all-time leading rusher in 2012, a year in which he ranked 14th nationally with 1,490 rushing yards and 18th with 148.1 all-purpose yards. Rouse also caught 63 passes in Schramm's offense.

In two seasons with the Bulldogs, Schramm's offense has seen 14 all-conference selections, including seven first-team honorees.

Schramm came to Fresno State after spending the previous seven seasons at Utah, where he assumed the roles of coaching the running backs, quarterbacks, tight ends and he also served as the recruiting coordinator and offensive coordinator throughout his tenure with the Utes.

He was the offensive coordinator for the Utes in 2009 and the co-offensive coordinator in 2010. Utah averaged 33.1 points per game that year under his direction and 29.1 in 2009.

He has 15 years of experience as a recruiting coordinator, including his first four seasons at Utah (2005-08). Schramm's 2006 and 2008 signing classes were touted as the top non-BCS conference classes in the nation by online recruiting service Schramm's term at Utah is his second-longest at any school. He spent 12 seasons at San Diego State from 1990-2001, where he was the recruiting coordinator for his first 11 years, and also coached the offensive line (1992), safeties (1993), tight ends (1994-96) and running backs (1997-01).

With the Aztecs, Schramm coached second-team All-America running back Larry Ned and first-team all-conference safety Ricky Parker.

In 2002, Schramm went to Southwest Texas State as the assistant head coach and running backs coach.

Schramm's next stop was Montana, where he coached the offensive tackles and tight ends, and was the recruiting coordinator from 2003-04. Montana went 12-3 in 2004 and advanced to the NCAA Division I-AA championship game.

Schramm's first coaching job was at Patrick Henry High School in San Diego, where he was an assistant from 1984-87. He began his college coaching career in 1988 at Austin Peay coaching the running backs and tight ends. He spent a season as a graduate assistant at Nebraska in 1989 coaching the defensive secondary.

As a player, his undergraduate career was spent at Cornell (Iowa), Grossmont Junior College and Adams State (Colo.). As a freshman quarterback at Cornell, he led Division III in touchdown passes and helped the Rams to a No. 1 national ranking in total offense. He finished his career at Adams State.

A native of San Diego, Calif., Schramm received a bachelor's degree in physical education from San Diego State in 1988. He and his wife, Bonnie, have twin sons, D.J. and Dusty.

Hometown San Diego, Calif.
Date of Birth July 20, 1963
Education San Diego State (1988)-bachelor's in physical education
Playing History QB, Cornell (Iowa)
QB, Grossmont JC
QB, Adams State (Colo.)
Family Wife: Bonnie
Twin Sons: D.J. & Dusty

•2012-Present: Fresno State (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)
•2005-11: Utah
-2011: Running Backs
-2010: Co-Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends
-2009: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
-2005-08: Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator
•2003-04: Montana (Tight Ends/Offensive Tackles/Recruiting Coordinator
•1990-01 San Diego State
-1997-01: Running Backs
-1994-96: Tight Ends
-1993: Safeties
-1992: Offensive Line
-1990-00: Recruiting Coordinator
•1989: Nebraska (Graduate Assistant/Defense)
•1988: Austin Peay (Running Backs/Tight Ends)

•2014: Hawai'i Bowl (Fresno State)
•2013: Mountain West Champions (Fresno State)
•2013: Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl (Fresno State)
•2012: Mountain West Champions (Fresno State)
•2012: Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl (Fresno State)
•2011: Sun Bowl (Utah)
•2010: Las Vegas Bowl (Utah)
•2009: Poinsettia Bowl (Utah)
•2008 (2009): Sugar Bowl (Utah)
•2008: Mountain West Champions (Utah)
•2007: Poinsettia Bowl (Utah)
•2006: Armed Forces Bowl (Utah)
•2005: Emerald Bowl (Utah)
•2004: I-AA NCAA National Championship Game (Montana)
•1998: Las Vegas Bowl (San Diego State)
•1991: Freedom Bowl (San Diego State)
•1989 (1990) Fiesta Bowl (Nebraska)

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