David Bibee is in his second stint at MTSU and begins his first season on Rick Stockstill's staff. Bibee, who will coach the safeties, spent the previous two years at Chattanooga, where he coached outside linebackers in 2006 and was in charge of the secondary in 2007.
Bibee brings nearly 30 years of collegiate football coaching experience to the Blue Raiders and has served as an assistant coach at Ole Miss, North Alabama, Middle Tennessee, Austin Peay State, Appalachian State, South Carolina, Tennessee Tech, Clemson, East Tennessee State, and Chattanooga.
He has coached a Super Bowl Most Valuable Player in Dallas Cowboys cornerback Larry Brown, five All-Americans, including the Blue Raiders' all-time tackles for loss leader in Dennis Mix, and nine NFL draft picks. His list of Draft picks coached includes former MTSU great James Griffin; Clemson safety Antwan Edwards, a first-round selection by the Green Bay Packers; and former Baylor High School and Virginia kicker Kurt Smith of the San Diego Chargers.
Prior to his stint at Chattanooga, Bibee worked in the local high school ranks as head football coach at the Baylor School in Chattanooga from 2000 to 2005. He guided the Red Raiders to the Division II state semifinals in 2000 and 2005. After the 2005 season, Baylor defensive lineman Jacques McClendon was elected Division II Class AAA Mr. Football Lineman of the Year.
McClendon received a scholarship to play football at the University of Tennessee, and former Baylor quarterback Cody Romans is a redshirt sophomore quarterback at UTC.
Bibee's coaching career began at Tennessee, where he served as a student assistant for Coach Bill Battle. He moved on to the staff at Ole Miss in 1978, where he was placed in charge of the defensive scout teams on Steve Sloan's first Rebels' staff.
He left Ole Miss to coach the defensive secondary and work as recruiting coordinator at North Alabama for one year and held the same positions for one year at Middle Tennessee (1980).
Sparky Woods hired Bibee at Appalachian State in 1984 to be his assistant head coach, recruiting coordinator and secondary coach. Bibee helped the Mountaineers compile a 38-19 overall record during that span, with back-to-back Southern Conference titles in 1986 and 1987. The Mountaineers ranked first, third, and fifth nationally in scoring defense during his tenure.
Bibee joined Woods at South Carolina in 1989 to work as assistant head coach, co-defensive coordinator, and secondary coach.
He was part of Mike Hennigan's first coaching staff at Tennessee Tech in 1996, holding the posts of defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator for the Golden Eagles for one season.
Prior to heading to the Baylor School, Bibee coached the secondary and outside linebackers at Clemson from 1997 to 1999, where he was on staff with Stockstill and Les Herrin. Working for head coach Tommy West, Bibee helped the Tigers to a Peach Bowl berth in 1997.
Bibee is a 1977 graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he earned a bachelor's degree in health education. He played football for the Volunteers from 1973 to 1976 and was a member of the 1973 Gator Bowl team and the 1974 Liberty Bowl squad.
Bibee is married to the former Lisa Carter of Savannah, Tenn. The couple has three daughters, twins Ashlee and Allison, 24, and Lindsay, 17.