Mike  Bajakian

Mike Bajakian

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach

Alma Mater:
Williams College (Mass.) `96


Hometown: Oradell, N.J.
Education: Williams College, 1996
Family: Wife: Michelene; Children: Mary, Anna, Emma


» 2013-present: Tennessee, offensive coordinator, quarterbacks
» 2010-12: Cincinnati, offensive coordinator, quarterbacks
» 2007-09: Central Michigan, offensive coordinator, quarterbacks
» 2004-06: Chicago Bears (NFL), offensive quality control, wide receivers
» 2002-03: Central Michigan, quarterbacks
» 2000-01: Michigan, GA, quarterbacks
» 2000: Sacred Heart, quarterbacks
» 1998-99: Rutgers, GA, defensive backs
» 1996-97: Delbarton School, quarterbacks, passing game coordinator

    On Jan. 22, 2015, Bajakian was hired as the quarterbacks coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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  • Coached in eight bowl games including Vols 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl Championship
  • Helped teams to six conference championships
  • Won two NFL division titles, coached in four NFL Playoff games including Super Bowl XLI
  • In 2014, quarterback Joshua Dobbs led Vols to TaxSlayer Bowl title and 4-1 record down the stretch with record-setting performance
  • Dobbs set Tennessee records for rushing yards by a quarterback with 166 at South Carolina as Vols piled up 645 yards of offense, the most vs. an SEC opponent since 1997; Vols tied school record for first downs in a game with 35 vs. Gamecocks
  • In his first season at Tennessee, the Vols rushed for 2,261 yards, the most since 2004 and the third-most in the last 16 seasons since 1998
  • Spent three seasons as Cincinnati's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks from 2010-12
  • Previously spent three seasons in the same position at Central Michigan (2007-09) and three seasons with the Chicago Bears of the NFL (2004-06)
  • Was on the Bears coaching staff during Super Bowl XLI in Miami
  • His offenses have scored 30-plus points in 55.1% of his career games
  • In 2012, the Bearcats led the Big East in scoring offense, rushing offense, and yards per play
  • Running back George Winn, led the conference in rushing yards (1,334), touchdowns and rushing TDs
  • Under Bajakian, quarterback Zach Collaros became only the second passer in school history to reach the 6,000-yard and 50-touchdown milestone. He left Cincinnati with a 62% completion percentage, 6,278 yards passing, and 51 touchdowns
  • The Bearcats won conference titles in each of the last two seasons, scoring an average of 33.3 points per game and 385 yards per game in 2011
  • In 2012, Travis Kelce set the UC single-season mark for receptions (45), yards receiving (722) and touchdowns (8) by a tight end besting current Philadelphia Eagle Brent Celek's marks from 2004
  • The 2012 Cincinnati team turned the ball over on only 13.1% of possessions, the 20th-best rate in the nation
  • The 2011 Bearcats ranked No. 1 in the Big East in total rushing yards as NFL draft pick Isaiah Pead led the conference in rushing yards, rushing yards/game, rushing touchdowns and overall scoring
  • In 2010, Cincinnati led the Big East in scoring offense (27.1 ppg), total offense (417.3 ypg), passing offense (260.7 ypg), first downs (21.9 ypg), third-down conversions (45.6 pct.) and touchdown passes (27)
  • Tutored Isaiah Pead, the 2011 Big EAST Conference Offensive Player of the Year who recorded consecutive 1,000-yard seasons from 2010-11 and was a second-round selection of the St. Louis Rams
  • At Central Michigan, his offenses from 2007-09 were the three highest-scoring teams in school history since the school joined the MAC in 1975 while also breaking or tying 30 school offense records
  • Coached CMU QB Dan LeFevour, who ended his career with the Chippewas with an NCAA FBS-record 150 touchdowns (102 passing, 47 rushing, 1 receiving)
  • A Two-time MAC Offensive Player of the Year, LeFevour also finished his CMU career with 15,853 yards of total offense, trailing only Hawaii's Timmy Chang at the time (16,910)
  • A native of River Vale, N.J. who was an All-New England Small College Athletic Conference and an All-ECAC quarterback at Williams College
  • Bajakian and his wife Michelene have three children, Mary (3) and Anna (2) and Emma (1)



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