Texas Tour Featuring Baylor Football
Head Coach Dave Aranda
Houston | Dallas | San Antonio
Join us for special in-person events across Texas to connect with fellow alumni and fans in your area and hear more about Baylor football’s upcoming season. Baylor coaches will share how they are building a culture of excellence that includes a commitment to the physical, social, and spiritual development of players and what fans can expect to see on the field this fall.
Head Coach Dave Aranda's 2021 Texas Tour includes events in Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio. Learn more and register below.
Join the Linebacker Club today and share in the excitement of Baylor Football! This special group of Baylor alumni and friends supports Head Coach Dave Aranda and our Baylor Football student-athletes. As a Linebacker Club member, you will receive exclusive benefits and enjoy private events with the Baylor Football staff. Your support will be used to provide the team with funds for equipment, training and other specific needs associated with building a championship program.
To give to Baylor Football without joining the Linebacker Club, select the button below.
About our Speaker
A 2020 National Champion and 25-year coaching veteran, Dave Aranda was named the 28th head coach in Baylor Football history on Jan. 16, 2020. Aranda came to Waco after four seasons as associate head coach and defensive coordinator at LSU, including a 2020 National Championship and a 2019 SEC Championship. Widely considered one of the top defensive minds in all of football, Aranda has a track record of producing NFL-ready players.
In his first season at Baylor, Aranda's program featured his first player earning All-America honors with Trestan Ebner being selected to four different All-America teams. Additionally, Ebner was named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Year and nine players were selected to the All-Big 12 team highlighted by first-team defensive back Jalen Pitre.
In six seasons as a defensive coordinator at a Power 5 Conference school, Aranda's defenses have been ranked in the Top 12 nationally in total yards five times. His defenses have also ranked among the top 10 in scoring four of the past seven years. Since taking over as the defensive coordinator at Utah State in 2014, Aranda's defenses have given up a touchdown or less in 48 of 108 games.
After he graduated from Redlands High School in California in 1994, numerous surgeries followed and ended his playing career. In 1995, he started his coaching resume at Redlands as an assistant coach. Aranda graduated from California Lutheran in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in philosophy. In 2002, he earned his master's degree in interdisciplinary studies at Texas Tech.
Aranda and his wife, Dione, have two daughters, Jaelyn and Jordyn, and a son, Ronin.