Offensive Line Coach Chris Dalman Resigns
Jan. 21, 2009
'Chris Dalman has made the decision to leave the Stanford University football program in order to spend more time with his family,' said Harbaugh. 'We appreciate Chris's contribution to Stanford University, previously as an outstanding student-athlete and the past two years as a coach, leader and friend. Coach Dalman has contributed greatly to the foundation of championship football at Stanford University. Chris will be missed, and we wish him well in his future endeavors.'
Dalman, a four-year starter at Stanford from 1989-1992 who enjoyed a seven-year NFL playing career with the San Francisco 49ers, returned to Stanford in 2007 as offensive line coach. Prior to his arrival at Stanford, he spent two seasons as the assistant offensive line coach for the Atlanta Falcons.
Under Dalman's tutelage, Stanford's offensive line paved the way for the second-best rushing attack in the Pac-10 and school history, as the Cardinal rushed for 2,395 yards, averaging 199.6 yards per game on the ground.
Stanford, which finished the 2008 season with an overall record of 5-7 and a 4-5 mark in the Pac-10, opens spring practice on Tuesday, February 24th. The 2009 season opener is set for September 5 at Washington State.