Trent Dilfer Joins Coaching Ranks

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Former Seahawks QB Trent Dilfer grew up the son of a high school football coach, and now he’s joined those very ranks himself as the new head football coach at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, Tennessee.

“It’s just a time in a life where I’m ripe and open to something new,” Dilfer said. “I want the next half of my life to be passion driven and not career driven.”

Dilfer played for five NFL teams during his 14-year career, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1994-99), Baltimore Ravens (2000), Seattle Seahawks (2001-04), Cleveland Browns (2005), and San Francisco 49ers (2006-2007). He led the Ravens to a 34-7 victory over the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV, and was named the game MVP.

Dilfer went on to work for the NFL Network and then with ESPN as an analyst for a variety of programs.

“I am fully invested in using the vehicle of football to teach the young people in our program to chase their human potential relentlessly,” he said. “We will be great in football, but more importantly, our football program will represent what is best in this great city of Nashville.”

He has been awarded and recognized for his accomplishments on the field, as well as off the field. In 2003, he received the NFL Bart Starr Award followed by the Seattle Seahawks Ed Block Courage Award. As a result of his commitment to make a positive impact on communities and generosity to many charitable causes, Dilfer received the San Francisco 49ers Walter Payton Man of the Year and the Aptos Chamber Community Hero Award in 2006.

During the NFL off-season, Dilfer also runs QBEpic along with NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks. The mission of the organization is to create an ecosystem that nurtures young athletes to reach their own personal potential and appreciate their own unique journey.

Dilfer and his wife, Cassandra, have four children, Madeline, Victoria, Delaney and Trevin. Delaney is a high school junior and committed last fall to playing college volleyball at Lipscomb University in Nashville.

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