Assistant Coach (co-off. coord./WRs)
Kevin Daft, one of the top quarterbacks in UC Davis history and a longtime assistant coach at the University of California, has returned to his alma mater to serve as the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach.
Daft comes back to UC Davis after spending the 2011 season as a wide receivers coach for the United Football League's Omaha Nighthawks. Prior to that, he spent seven seasons on the coaching staff at Cal, including three seasons (2008-10) as the Golden Bears' wide receivers coach and one season working with the quarterbacks (2007). Daft was Cal's graduate assistant from 2004-06, working with the offensive line and assisting with game planning, opponent scouting and individual player development. He began his coaching career at UC Davis, directing quarterbacks during the 2003 season as a volunteer assistant.
One of the most prolific passers in UC Davis history, Daft set five NCAA Division II records and remains one of the top passers in program history with 7,601 yards and 68 touchdown passes. He owns the top two marks on the Aggies' single-game passing chart, throwing for a then-Division II playoff record 482 yards in 1997 against New Haven in the national semifinals, and then following with a school-record 495 yards against Southern Utah in 1998. Daft threw for at least 400 yards in four career games, most in school history.
He was a two-time All-American and also was a finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy, the Division II equivalent of the Heisman Trophy.Daft was inducted into the Cal Aggie Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005.
Daft was selected in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans, and was with the team during its run to Super Bowl XXXIV. Daft was also a member of the San Diego Chargers and Atlanta Falcons in 2000, the San Francisco 49ers in 2001 and the Titans in 2002.
Daft saw playing time in NFL Europe with both the Scottish Claymores (2000) and Amsterdam Admirals (2002).He led the Claymores to the World Bowl in 2000, and set an NFL Europe record with 30 career touchdown passes. Daft also played for the Arena Football League Indiana Firebirds in 2004, and spent time with the San Jose SaberCats in 2003.