Former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer has been named head football coach at Lipscomb Academy.
Dilfer met with the returning football players prior to a 3:30 p.m. press conference to announce his hiring.
Trent Dilfer talks to the Lipscomb Academy football team after being named their new head coach. pic.twitter.com/5VultdMPSq— Rudy Kalis (@RudyKalisWSMV) January 18, 2019
“My family and I are honored to be part of the Lipscomb community, and we believe that God has led us specifically to this community at this time,” said Dilfer. “The commitment Lipscomb Academy is making to build a premier football program is humbling and energizing but most importantly it’s foundation is in building players into servants of Christ. I am fully invested in using the vehicle of football to teach the young people in our program to chase their human potential relentlessly. We will be great in football and our football program will represent what is best in this great city of Nashville.”
Dilfer led the Baltimore Ravens to a win over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV in 2001. The Ravens beat the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round that season.
Delaney Dilfer, the quarterback’s daughter, has committed to play volleyball at Lipscomb in 2020, according to a tweet from her school’s volleyball team. She attends Vandergrift High School in Austin, TX.
Congratulations to Delaney Dilfer (Varsity Captain, 2018 Outstanding Setter District 13-6A)for committing to further her volleyball career at Lipscomb University in Nashville. We’re so excited for you! @LipscombVBall pic.twitter.com/jKXVQVpmd1— Lady Viper VB (@LadyViperVB) November 15, 2018
Dilfer was a first-round draft pick out of Fresno State in 1994 and spent time with five teams.
After his retirement in 2007, he served as an analyst with NFL Network and ESPN.
The hiring was first reported by WGFX sports radio host Brent Dougherty.