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Tim Daoust
Position: Assistant Coach - Defensive Secondary
Alma Mater: Wittenberg
Graduating Year: 2001
Phone: 269-387-8624
Email: timothy.daoust@wmich.edu

Tim Daoust enters his fifth season with the Western Michigan coaching staff in 2010 and returns to coaching the defensive line, a unit he originally coached in 2006.

As secondary coach in 2009, the Broncos recorded 10 interceptions, with all but three of two of them coming from the defensive secondary.  Jamail Berry led the way with four picks, including two at Eastern Michigan.  The Bronco secondary accounted for 41.6 percent of the team tackles and Berry, Mario Armstrong and David Lewis were three of the team's top five tacklers.

Three of Daoust's four starting defensive backs earned All-MAC in 2008 (Louis Delmas, E.J. Biggers, Londen Fryar) with Delmas earning Phil Steele's All-America honors and berth in the 2009 Senior Bowl.

In 2008, Daoust worked with an experienced group of defensive backs that helped the Broncos lead the conference in pass efficiency defense and rank fourth in pass defense as well as total defense during the previous season.  A pair of DB's earned All-MAC honors with Louis Delmas garnering Second Team defense and Londen Fryar earning First Team Defense for the second-straight season.  Anthony Gebhart was named ESPN The Magazine First Team Academic All-America as well as the National Football Foundation Michigan Chapter's Division I Scholar Athlete of the Year. 

Daoust served as the defensive line coach during the 2006 campaign. The Bronco defense flourished in 2006, leading the country in sacks with 3.54 per game and interceptions with 24 on the year. Four Broncos had three or more interceptions as the WMU secondary accounted for 18 picks. The Bronco defense also snapped a 33-year old conference record by allowing just 76.1 rushing yards per game, besting the former record of 77.0 ypg that had stood since 1973.

Western Michigan’s defensive line, along with putting pressure on the quarterback, pressured the opposition’s special teams on field goal and extra point attempts. WMU blocked six kicks in 2006, a mark bettered only by its 2005 performance of eight blocked kicks.

He began his career in the Mid-American Conference by spending two seasons at Northern Illinois from 2002-03.

Daoust served as a defensive graduate assistant at the University of Cincinnati during the 2005 campaign where he assisted the secondary coach.

Prior to his stint with Cincinnati, Daoust served as the cornerbacks coach at Illinois State from spring 2004 through winter 2005. There he coordinated and ran all daily meetings for cornerbacks and was also responsible for providing instruction to long snappers.

Daoust last was a member of the MAC in 2003 when he served as the defensive graduate assistant at Northern Illinois from the spring of 2003 through the fall season. He began his stint with the Huskies in the fall of 2002 as a graduate assistant and video coordinator, producing all computer generated scouting reports and video cut-ups.

A native of Toledo, Ohio, Daoust earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Wittenberg University. As a defensive end on the Tigers football team (1998-2001), Daoust was honored as a team captain (2000-01) and was a two-time Golden Helmet Award Winner. He was named first-team All-North Coast Athletic Conference as a senior and received second-team All-NCAC honors as a junior. He finished his career second all-time at Wittenberg with 27.5 career sacks and fourth in the record book for sacks in a season, amassing 10.5 during the 2000 campaign. Wittenberg football went 45-5 during Daoust’s career, winning four NCAC championships and making four appearances in the NCAA Division III National Playoffs. The Tigers reached the National Quarterfinals in Daoust’s final two seasons.

Daoust (31/DOB: 10-4-78) and his wife, the former Jen Emming, currently reside in Kalamazoo.

WMU ALL-CONFERENCE HONOREES UNDER DAOUST

YEAR
NAME
POSITION
TEAM
2008   Louis Delmas
  Free Safety
  First
2008
  E.J. Biggers
  Cornerback
  Second
2008   Londen Fryar
  Cornerback
  Second
             
2007
Londen Fryar
Cornerback   First
2007   Louis Delmas   Free Safety
Second







2006
Londen Fryar
Cornerback
First

WMU NFL DRAFT PICKS UNDER DAOUST

YEAR
NAME
POSITION
ROUND   OVERALL SELECTION
2009
  Louis Delmas
  FS
  Second
  33rd
2009
  EJ Biggers
  CB
  Seventh
  217th
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