Coaches

Chris Tabor
Special Teams Coordinator
College:
Benedictine (Atchison, KS)
Experience:
20

Biography

Chris Tabor was initially named the Browns’ special teams coordinator in 2011. Tabor in 2012 helped kicker Phil Dawson and kick returner Josh Cribbs to the Pro Bowl, marking just the second time in team history that two specialists made the annual all-star game in the same year (2008, Cribbs and LS Ryan Pontbriand). The Pro Bowl selection was the first of Dawson’s 14-year career.

Chris Tabor was initially named the Browns’ special teams coordinator in 2011. Tabor in 2012 helped kicker Phil Dawson and kick returner Josh Cribbs to the Pro Bowl, marking just the second time in team history that two specialists made the annual all-star game in the same year (2008, Cribbs and LS Ryan Pontbriand). The Pro Bowl selection was the first of Dawson’s 14-year career.

Prior to joining the Browns, Tabor spent three seasons (2008-10) as assistant special teams coach with Chicago. During Tabor’s tenure with the Bears, Chicago consistently ranked among the league leaders in numerous departments.

Tabor has helped shape some of the NFL’s top return specialists, such as Danieal Manning, Johnny Knox and Devin Hester in Chicago; and Cribbs and Travis Benjamin in Cleveland.

Prior to Chicago, Tabor spent two seasons at Western Michigan University (2006-07) as the running backs and special teams coach. He spent also four seasons at Utah State University, where he was the running backs and special teams coach in 2005 after serving as the Aggies’ assistant head coach in charge of wide receivers from 2002-04.

Tabor coached at Central Methodist College (1995-96) in Fayette, Mo., before spending four seasons at the Missouri. He spent his first three years with the Tigers as an offensive graduate assistant (1997-99) before moving into the role of running backs and special teams coach in 2000. He was also the head coach at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., in 2001.

From 1993-94, Tabor gained experience at the community-college and high-school levels, coaching at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College (1994) and Benton High School (1993) in St. Joseph, Mo.

Tabor graduated from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., where he played four seasons at quarterback. He earned a master’s degree in education from Columbia (Mo.) College.