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Ernest Dominic "Dom" Capers (born August 7, 1950 in Cambridge, Ohio, and from Buffalo, Ohio) is the current defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins and former head coach of the Houston Texans, and Carolina Panthers. August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Cambridge is a city located in Guernsey County, Ohio, which is in the Appalachian Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains. ... The List of Ohio Townships provides an alphabetic list of the 1340 current and historic townships in Ohio. ... A defensive coordinator typically refers to a coach on a football team in the National Football League (or at other levels of American football) who is in charge of the defense. ... City Miami, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Fight song None Mascot T. D. Local radio Flagship stations: WAXY (790 AM) and WNMA (1210 AM) -Spanish Announcers: Jimmy Cefalo and Joe... City Houston, Texas Team colors Deep Steel Blue, Battle Red, and Liberty White Head Coach Gary Kubiak Owner Bob McNair General manager Charley Casserly Mascot Toro Local radio Flagship stations: KILT (610 AM), KILT (100. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr Local radio Flagship stations: WBT (AM) (1110 AM) and WBT (FM) (99. ...


Capers attended Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio where he played linebacker and safety. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Kent State University and the University of Washington. Later he was an assistant coach at Hawaii, San Jose State, California, Tennessee and Ohio State. After a stint in the USFL, he began his NFL career as an assistant with the New Orleans Saints and was named defensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1991, including a trip to the AFC Championship game in 1994. He remained with the Steelers until becoming head coach of the expansion Carolina Panthers in 1995. After 1995's 7-9 season, a record breaking mark for an expansion team, the Panthers went to the NFC Championship game in 1996. Continuing to spend against the salary cap, and eventually taking control of personnel matters in 1997, the Panthers went 7-9, followed by a dismal 4-12 season in 1998, at the end of which he was terminated. Mount Union College is a 4-year private, liberal arts college in Alliance, Ohio. ... Alliance is a city located in Mahoning and Stark counties in Ohio. ... Kent State University (also known as Kent State or KSU) is an institution of higher learning located in Kent, Ohio, which is about 40 miles southeast of Cleveland, and 12 miles from Akron, Ohio. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a major public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... University of Hawaii at Mānoa The University of Hawaii at Mānoa is a public, co-educational university and is the main campus of the greater University of Hawaii System. ... San José State University San José State University, commonly shortened to San José State and SJSU, is the founding campus of what became the California State University system. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as the University of California at Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Cal, California, or Berkeley) is the oldest and flagship campus of the ten-campus University of California system. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the primary institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee system, Tennessees flagship public university. ... The Ohio State University is currently the third largest university in the United States and currently ranked by US News and World Report as the best public university in Ohio and the twenty-first best public university in the nation. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985, in the process presenting the rival National Football League with its greatest competitor since the 1960s version of the American Football League. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert Local radio Flagship stations: WDVE (102. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After being let go from the Panthers, he served as an assistant with the Jacksonville Jaguars until becoming the head coach of the expansion Houston Texans on January 21, 2001. After starting out 4-12 (2002) and 5-11 (2003) in his first two seasons in Houston, the Texans posted a 7-9 mark in 2004. City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames the Jags Team colors Teal, Black, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Jaxson de Ville Local radio Flagship stations: WOKV (690 AM) and WJGL (96. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...


Capers was known for his abilities as a defensive coach, and for his conservative play-calling on offense. Several TV announcers were known to predict Texans plays on occasion. He was also famous because he kept a 17 hour per day work schedule and sleeping just five hours per night, often on a couch in his office.


The Texans announced in 2005 following their dismal record of 2-14 (worst in NFL) that Capers would be fired January 2, 2006. January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On January 23, 2006, the Miami Dolphins announced the hiring of Dom Capers as the team's defensive coordinator. There, he will also serve as assistant head coach under Nick Saban. Nick Lou Saban (born October 31, 1951 in Fairmont, West Virginia is the head coach of the National Football Leagues Miami Dolphins. ...

Preceded by:
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Houston Texans Head Coaches
2002–2005
Succeeded by:
Gary Kubiak
Preceded by:
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Carolina Panthers Head Coaches
1995–1998
Succeeded by:
George Seifert

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Dom Capers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (394 words)
Ernest Dominic "Dom" Capers (born August 7, 1950 in Cambridge, Ohio, and from Buffalo, Ohio) is the current defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins and former head coach of the Houston Texans, and Carolina Panthers.
Capers was known for his abilities as a defensive coach, and for his conservative play-calling on offense.
On January 23, 2006, the Miami Dolphins announced the hiring of Dom Capers as the team's defensive coordinator.
CNNSI.com - NFL Football - Capers ready to begin work as Texans first head coach - Monday January 22, 2001 12:03 AM (819 words)
Capers, who took the Carolina Panthers from nothing to the playoffs in two years, officially signed a six-year contract with the Texans on Sunday, getting the job over other candidates because he's been there, done that.
Capers, who has been defensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars the past two seasons, will have plenty of time to put his experience to work.
Capers, 50, became head coach of the expansion Carolina Panthers and led them to the NFC title game in their second year in 1996 and earned NFL Coach of the Year honors.
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