Coach Jamie Dilla
|Season(s) Coaching the Divas: 2002-2006|
Running Backs Coach – 2005-2006
Practice Squad Coach – 2004
Defensive Backs Coach – 2003
Assistant Coach – 2002
Coach Jamie Dilla Bio
Coach Jamie Dilla ran cross country and played golf in high school, but he had very little experience in football until his wife Gayle Dilla began playing flag football. Jamie Dilla began to study the game, and when Gayle Dilla joined the D.C. Divas as an offensive lineman in the Divas’ inaugural season in 2001, Jamie helped the team as their public address announcer.
In 2002, Jamie Dilla joined Ezra Cooper’s coaching staff as an assistant coach. He was named the team’s defensive backs coach the following year, and in 2004, Coach Dilla oversaw the team’s practice squad. Coach Cooper tabbed Dilla in 2005 to be his running backs coach, and Coach Dilla oversaw one of the best and deepest running attacks in women’s football for two years. His fifth and final season with the team in 2006 was a memorable one. Both Dillas won a piece of the 2006 NWFA national championship as members of the Divas, with Coach Dilla on the sidelines and his wife Gayle playing on the offensive line.