Defensive Backfield Coach Nick Saban

Nick Saban Ohio State 1981
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Past Teams
Ohio State

College: Kent State, 1973

OSU Coaching History:

1980-81: Defensive Backfield Coach

1981 Media Guide: Nick Saban coaches the Ohio State secondary. He replaced Pete Carroll, who left the Ohio State staff after the 1980 Rose Bowl game, to become defense coordinator at North Carolina State University.

Saban is a native of Fairmont, West Virginia. He attended Monogah High in Fairmont, where he won all state honors in football, basketball and baseball.

Saban attended Kent State University and was a defensive back in football. He was a member of the 1972 Kent State team that played in the Tangerine Bowl. He graduated from college in 1973.

Saban began his coaching career at Kent in 1974 as linebackers coach. After three years in this capacity, he went to Syracuse University in 1977 to coach the defensive ends. The following year he went to West Virginia University as secondary coach and remained there prior to joining the Buckeye staff.

Saban’s first contact with Earle Bruce was in 1972. Nick was a starting linebacker for Kent State in the Tangerine Bowl and Earle was the head coach of Tampa, Kent’s bowl opponent.

Nick is married to the former Terri Lee Constable, also from Fairmont, West Virginia.