Dave Baldwin (American football)

Dave Baldwin
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Inside receivers coach
Team Oregon State
Conference Pac-12
Biographical details
Born (1955-03-22) March 22, 1955
Denver, Colorado
Alma mater California State University, Northridge
Saint Mary's College of California
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978 Cal State Northridge (WR/TE)
1979 Cal State Northridge (DB)
1980-1983 San Jose State (WR)
1984-1987 Stanford (WR)
1988 Stanford (PGC)
1990–1993 Santa Barbara CC
1994 Santa Rosa JC
1995–1996 Cal State Northridge
1997–2000 San Jose State
2001 Cincinnati (OC)
2002 Baylor (OC/QB)
2003–2006 Michigan State (OC/TE)
2007–2008 New Mexico (OC/QB)
2009 Utah State (OC/WR)
2010 Utah State (OC/QB)
2011 Utah State (OC/TE)
2012 Colorado State (OC/TE)
2013–2014 Colorado State (OC/QB, interim head coach)
2015 Oregon State (OC/TE)
2016–present Oregon State (inside receivers)
Head coaching record
Overall 27–40 (college)
31–21 (junior college)
Bowls 0–1 (NCAA FBS)
0–2 (junior college)

Charles David Baldwin[1] (born March 22, 1955) is an American football coach who is currently an assistant coach at Oregon State University. Baldwin served as the head football coach at California State University, Northridge from 1995 to 1996 and at San Jose State University from 1997 to 2000. He was in the interim head coach at Colorado State University for 2014 Las Vegas Bowl.

Coaching career

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He has served as a graduate assistant coach at Cal State Northridge, the offensive coordinator at Cincinnati, and the offensive coordinator at Baylor. Following San Jose State, he served as the offensive coordinator at Michigan State, New Mexico and Utah State.

Baldwin was the head football coach at Cal State Northridge from 1995 to 1996, compiling a record of 9–12. He was also the head football coach at San Jose State.

During his tenure as head coach at San Jose State from 1997 to 2000, he had three straight wins over Stanford (including in their Rose Bowl season of 1999). In 1997, SJSU upset No. 24 Air Force, (25–22) their first win over a ranked opponent since 1990. In 2000, SJSU beat ninth-ranked TCU (27–24) ending their 12-game winning streak. Also in 2000, SJSU earned a mark of 7-5, their first winning season in eight years. His overall record at San Jose State University was 18–27.

Baldwin served as the offensive coordinator for the Colorado State Rams of Colorado State University from 2012 until 2014. He also was the interim head coach for the Rams during the 2014 Las Vegas Bowl, following Jim McElwain's departure for the University of Florida. On December 20, 2014, following the Bowl Game, Baldwin along with the entire coaching staff received their termination papers. On December 28, 2014 he was named as the new offensive coordinator for Oregon State.


In 2015, Baldwin admitted he drinks 16–18 cans of Diet Coke a day. He said he has been doing this for over 15 years.[2]

Head coaching record

Junior college

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Santa Barbara City Vaqueros (Western State Conference) (1990–1993)
1990 Santa Barbara City 4–6 3–6 (North) 5th
1991 Santa Barbara City 9–2 8–1 1st (North) L Potato
1992 Santa Barbara City 5–5 4–5 3rd (North)
1993 Santa Barbara City 5–5 5–4 3rd (North)
Santa Barbara City: 23–18 20–16
Santa Rosa Bear Cubs (Bay Valley Conference) (1994)
1994 Santa Rosa 8–3 L Lions
Santa Rosa: 8–3
Total: 31–21


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Cal State Northridge Matadors (American West Conference) (1995)
1995 Cal State Northridge 2–8[3] 1–2 3rd
Cal State Northridge Matadors (Big Sky Conference) (1996)
1996 Cal State Northridge 7–4[3] 5–3 T–3rd
Cal State Northridge: 9–12 6–5
San Jose State Spartans (Western Athletic Conference) (1997–2000)
1997 San Jose State 4–7 4–4 T–4th (Pacific)
1998 San Jose State 4–8 3–5 T–5th (Pacific)
1999 San Jose State 3–7 1–5 7th
2000 San Jose State 7–5 5–3 4th
San Jose State: 18–27 13–17
Colorado State Rams (Mountain West Conference) (2014)
2014 Colorado State 0–1 L Las Vegas
Colorado State: 0–1 * Interim HC for bowl game
Total: 27–40


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