Darrell Dickey spent two seasons at the University of New Mexico. Dickey was the Lobos' offensive coordinator and oversaw the running backs from 2009-10. He came to UNM after two seasons as the offensive coordinator at Utah State from 2007-08.
Dickey helped install a new offense at New Mexico in 2010. Offensively, UNM had a freshman All-American in TE Lucas Reed and had some of the most talented newcomers in the MWC. WR Ty Kirk led all MWC freshmen in receiving with 427 yards. The back field was loaded with talent including two standout freshmen in Demond Dennis and Kasey Carrier. Dennis led UNM with 427 yards rushing, while Carrier pounded out 269 yards in six games.
At Utah State, Dickey's 2008 offense produced 1,653 rushing yards, the school's highest total in nine years. Diondre Borel was one of seven QBs in the nation to lead their respective team in rushing and passing.
Dickey spent nine seasons (1998-2006) as the head coach at North Texas, where he guided the Mean Green to four consecutive Sun Belt Conference championships between 2001-2004.
Dickey posted a 42-64 overall record, annually playing one of the nation's more difficult non-conference schedules. However, he was 34-22 in conference games, including 25-1 during North Texas' four-year conference reign.
He was named the head coach of the Sun Belt Conference's 30th Anniversary Team.
Under his direction, North Texas landed 70 players on all-Sun Belt Conference teams, including 39 first-team selections. Dickey guided the Mean Green to its first bowl win in 57 years as well as its first nine-win season in 26 years.
North Texas produced back-to-back NCAA rushing leaders as Patrick Cobbs led the nation in 2003 at 152.7 ypg. Jamario Thomas repeated the feat in 2004 at 180.1 ypg.
In his final season at UNT, Dickey suffered a heart attack on Oct. 13, 2006, but missed just one game. In a nine-month span, Dickey had his gall bladder removed, was diagnosed with diabetes and suffered the heart attack.
The offensive-minded Dickey has served as offensive coordinator at Memphis (1986-89), UTEP (1994-96) and SMU (1997). He has also been an assistant at Texas A&M under Jackie Sherrill, and Mississippi State and LSU.
Darrell is the son of Jim Dickey, who was head football coach at Kansas State from 1978-85. Darrell played quarterback for his father and led the Wildcats to the 1982 Independence Bowl, the school's first ever bowl game.
Dickey graduated from Kansas State in 1983 with a degree in business administration.
Darrell, and his wife, Tory, have a daughter, Meredith.