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Dowell Loggains
Offensive Coordinator

Biography

Dowell Loggains is in his second season as the Bears offensive coordinator after being promoted to the role on January 11, 2016. He is in his third season on the Bears coaching staff after working the 2015 season as Chicago's quarterback coach. Overall, Loggains has nine years NFL coaching experience, including three seasons as offensive coordinator and five as a quarterbacks coach.

In his first season as the Bears offensive coordinator, the Bears ranked third in franchise single-season history in gross (4,139) and net passing yards (3,969) and second in passing first downs (212) despite starting three different quarterbacks (Matt Barkley - 6; Jay Cutler - 5; Brian Hoyer - 5). The Bears also saw improvement over last season in yards per game (356.5), yards per play (5.9), rushing yards per play (4.57), passing yards per game (248.1) and sacks per pass attempt (5.01%). The Bears' 5.9 yards per play ranked ...

Dowell Loggains is in his second season as the Bears offensive coordinator after being promoted to the role on January 11, 2016. He is in his third season on the Bears coaching staff after working the 2015 season as Chicago's quarterback coach. Overall, Loggains has nine years NFL coaching experience, including three seasons as offensive coordinator and five as a quarterbacks coach.

In his first season as the Bears offensive coordinator, the Bears ranked third in franchise single-season history in gross (4,139) and net passing yards (3,969) and second in passing first downs (212) despite starting three different quarterbacks (Matt Barkley - 6; Jay Cutler - 5; Brian Hoyer - 5). The Bears also saw improvement over last season in yards per game (356.5), yards per play (5.9), rushing yards per play (4.57), passing yards per game (248.1) and sacks per pass attempt (5.01%). The Bears' 5.9 yards per play ranked fifth in the NFL in 2016 while their 4.57 rushing yards per play ranked sixth and their 5.01% sacks per pass attempt ranked eighth. The Bears also tied for fifth in the NFL in explosive plays (plays of 10+ yards) with 230.

Under Loggains tutelage, rookie RB Jordan Howard finished second in the NFL in rushing with 1,313 yards, the most rushing yards by a rookie in club history. Receiver Cameron Meredith became the first undrafted player to lead the Bears in receptions since Tom Waddle accomplished that feat in 1993 (44), finishing the season with 66 catches for 888 yards and four touchdowns.

In 2014, Loggains was the quarterbacks coach for the Cleveland Browns. Under Loggains tutelage, the Browns finished the 2014 season with 3,678 passing yards, 11th most in franchise history. Their 7.33 yards per attempt in 2014 was the highest for the franchise since 1992. Their 21 pass plays of 25 or more yards were tied for the second most by the franchise in the last 21 years and the most since 1995.

From 2008-13, Loggains was on the coaching staff of the Tennessee Titans, including serving as offensive coordinator in 2013 and during the final five games of the 2012 season. In 2013, the Titans jumped out to a 3-1 start as starting quarterback Jake Locker had a 99.0 passer rating, before injuries derailed his season. Locker finished with an 86.7 passer rating in seven starts (4-3 record).

From 2010-12, Loggains was the quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator of the Titans, working with Kerry Collins, Vince Young, Matt Hasselbeck and Locker, a first-round pick in 2011. The Titans' 4,113 passing yards and 84.4 passer rating in 2011 are sixth and seventh-highest in franchise single-season history, respectively. In 2010 he helped Collins post the third-best passer rating of his career (82.2) and Vince Young register the highest passer rating of his career (98.6).

Loggains joined the Titans in 2006, working as a coaching administrative assistant for two seasons before being named a quality control coach in 2008, a role he held for two years.

Prior to his time in Tennessee, Loggains spent the 2005 season as a scouting assistant with the Dallas Cowboys. His duties included assisting with opponent film breakdown, self-scouting and statistical analysis to be used in game-plan preparation.

Loggains has worked with several successful NFL coordinators during his time in the NFL, including Sean Payton, Norm Chow, Mike Heimerdinger, Chris Palmer, Kyle Shanahan and Adam Gase.

The Newport, Ark. native was a four-year letterman as a quarterback and holder at the University of Arkansas, where he appeared in 50 games. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science and master's degree in education. He was a two-year starter at quarterback for Abilene Cooper (Texas) High School under the legendary Randy Allen who ranks among the winningest active high school coaches in Texas with over 325 career victories.

Loggains and his wife, Beth, have two daughters, Reese and Aven, and one son, Ryne.

Recent Articles

  • Loggains proud of Howard's success

    Posted Jan 26, 2017

    Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains is thrilled to see running back Jordan Howard end his record-breaking rookie season by playing in the Pro Bowl.

  • Loggains remained calm after opener

    Posted Aug 25, 2016

    Bears quarterback Jay Cutler praised Dowell Loggains for how the offensive coordinator dealt with the offense's disappointing performance in the preseason opener.

  • Fox lauds Loggains' work with Cutler

    Posted May 18, 2016

    Bears coach John Fox feels that Dowell Loggains did an excellent job coaching Jay Cutler last season and is confident the two will build on their success in 2016.

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