Chidera Uzo-Diribe

American football coach (born 1992)

Chidera Uzo-Diribe
Current position
TitleOutside linebackers coach
TeamGeorgia
ConferenceSEC
Biographical details
Born (1992-05-30) May 30, 1992 (age 32)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Playing career
2010–2013Colorado
2015New Orleans Saints*
Position(s)Defensive lineman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2016–2018Colorado (GA)
2019Kansas (DQC)
2020Kansas (OLB)
2021SMU (DL)
2022TCU (DL)
2022–presentGeorgia (OLB)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 National (2022)

Chidera Uzo-Diribe (born May 30, 1992) is an American football coach and former player who is currently the outside linebackers coach for the Georgia Bulldogs. Uzo-Diribe was previously the defensive line coach for the TCU Horned Frogs.

Early life and education

Chidera Uzo-Diribe was born on May 30, 1992, in Long Beach, California. He is cousins with Osi Umenyiora, a former NFL player for the New York Giants. After completing high school at Corona High School, Uzo-Diribe attended University of Colorado Boulder and played college football for the Colorado Buffaloes for four years, where he was a consistent starter and finished top ten in many defensive statistics. Uzo-Diribe graduated from Colorado with a bachelor's degree in communication.[1]

Coaching career

After graduating from Colorado and a brief stint with the New Orleans Saints, Uzo-Diribe returned to become a graduate assistant for the football team and specialized in the defensive line and outside linebacker players. After three years as a graduate assistant, Uzo-Diribe became the outside linebackers coach for the Kansas Jayhawks, where he was recognized as one of the top thirty rising coaches in college football.[2] Uzo-Diribe then became the defensive line coach for the SMU in 2021. Following the hiring of Sonny Dykes by the TCU Horned Frogs as head coach, Uzo-Diribe rejoined Dykes in TCU as the defensive line coach again.[3] However, Uzo-Diribe only remained the defensive line coach at TCU for a month, as he was hired as the outside linebackers coach by the Georgia Bulldogs early in the 2022 college football year.[4] Later that year, Uzo-Diribe would win his first college football national championship as a coach, which coincidently was against Dykes and TCU.

References

  1. ^ "Chidera Uzo-Diribe - Football Coach".
  2. ^ "Chidera Uzo-Diribe - Football Coach".
  3. ^ "Georgia football, TCU gush about Chidera Uzo-Diribe: 'He's going to be a real star'". DawgNation. January 8, 2023. Retrieved March 12, 2024.
  4. ^ "Chidera Uzo-Diribe - Football Coach".

External links

  • Colorado Buffaloes player bio
  • Colorado Buffaloes coaching profile
  • SMU Mustangs profile
  • Georgia Bulldogs profile
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2022 Georgia Bulldogs football—consensus national champions