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Andrew Dees
Assistant Offensive Line Coach

Bio

1st Year in NFL/1st year with Bills

Dees enters first season with the Bills as the assistant offensive line coach and enters his first season in NFL after a 16-year college coaching career.


1st year in the NFL

1st year with the Bills

    Dees enters first season with the Bills as the assistant offensive line coach and enters his first season in NFL after a 16-year college coaching career.

    Dees joins the team after spending the 2011 season as the recruiting coordinator/running backs coach at the University of Massachusetts.

 

    From 2006-2010, Dees coached at Temple where he helped the Owls to a 17-8 record over his final two seasons highlighted by the 2009 appearance in the EagleBank Bowl against UCLA and a first-place tie in the MAC East Division.  In 2009, Dees four offensive linemen were named All-MAC.

 

    Dees’ took over the offensive line coaching duties at Temple in 2008 and his line paved the way for the Owls’ produce their highest win total in two decades.  The offense outscored their opponents for the first time since 1990.

 

    From 2001-2005, Dees coached tight ends at the University at Buffalo.  Under Dees’ direction, tight end Chad Bartoszek became the Bulls’ first two-time All-MAC selection (2001-02).

   

    From 1998-2000, Dees coached three all conference players as the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Stony Brook.

 

    Dees has participated in the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Fellowship internship program five times (Buffalo in 2000, Miami in 2004, Pittsburgh in 2005, New Orleans in 2006, and Philadelphia in 2007).

 

    Dees began his coaching career as offensive and defensive line coach at Saint John the Baptist High School in West Islip, N.Y. in 1996 before serving as the graduate assistant and tight ends coach at Wagner College in 1997.

 

PERSONAL

    Dees was a four-year letter-winner at Syracuse from 1988-91, helping the Orange to a 35-12-2 record and four straight bowl appearances under head coaches Dick MacPherson (1988-90) and Paul Pasqualoni (1991). A three-year starter for the Orange, he spent the first two as a tight end and his final year at offensive tackle. He was named a Preseason All-American by The Sporting News in 1990. As a senior, he was elected team captain and helped lead SU to a 10-2 record, a No. 11 ranking in the final polls and a Hall of Fame Bowl victory over Ohio State.  Dees spent two seasons in the NFL (1992 with Cincinnati and 1993 with Seattle).

 

    A native of Babylon, N.Y., Dees earned his bachelor’s degree in child and family studies from Syracuse in 1992. He is married to the former Kimberly Falkner. They have two children, Drew and Kara.

 

NFL         

    2012-   Buffalo Bills         Asst. Offensive Line

                

COLLEGE                             

    2011    UMass       Recruiting Coordinator/ Running Backs
    2008-10                   Temple          Offensive Line

    2007    Temple      TEs/Offensive Tackles

    2006    Temple      Tight Ends
    2001-05                   Buffalo           Tight Ends
    1998-00                   Stony Brook Offensive Line/                 Recruiting Coordinator

1997       Wagner                Offensive Graduate Asst.             / Tight Ends

 

 

 

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