Kalen DeBoer Wife
Meet Nicole DeBoer! She is the beautiful wife of college football coach Kalen DeBoer, the head coach for the Washington Huskies at the University of Washington.
Coach DeBoer previously coached at Fresno State and Sioux Falls; he also served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Indiana, Eastern Michigan, and Southern Illinois.
Kalen DeBoer wife, Nicole DeBoer, was born Nicole Ann Tendler in December 1978, in Sioux Falls, North Dakota, to Terry and Lori Tendler. Nicole DeBoer graduated in 2001 from Augustana University with a degree in fitness management; Nicole was also a basketball team member.
Nicole and Kalen DeBoer met in the summer 2000, around the same time he was an offensive coordinator at the University of Sioux Falls. They got married on December 29, 2001, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls.
They have since welcomed two daughters, Alexis and Avery. Alexis DeBoer was a pitcher and a member of the volleyball team at Bellevue High; she committed to the University of Washington in November 2023.
Kalen DeBoer College
Kalen DeBoer was born and spent his early years in Milbank, South Dakota. After completing his schooling at Milbank High School, DeBoer furthered his education at the University of Sioux Falls. During his time there from 1993 to 1996, he played as a wide receiver for the Sioux Falls Cougars, under the guidance of head coach Bob Young. His exceptional performance led him to set records for the school in receptions (234), receiving yardage (3,400) and touchdown catches (33). He also received the honor of being an All-American.
After his football career ended, DeBoer served as a student assistant at Sioux Falls in 1997 and graduated the following year with a degree in secondary education.
In addition to football, DeBoer showcased his athletic prowess in baseball while at Sioux Falls. In his final season in 1997, he recorded an impressive .520 batting average, hit 10 home runs, and drove in 34 runs. His baseball journey continued in 1998 when he joined the Canton Crocodiles independent league team as a left fielder for one season.
Kalen DeBoer Coaching Career
- Post graduation from the University of Sioux Falls, DeBoer stayed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and took up the role of an assistant coach at Washington High School.
- After a two-year stint at Washington, DeBoer reconnected with Bob Young and returned to his alma mater as an offensive coordinator from 2000 to 2004.
- With Bob Young’s retirement, DeBoer was promoted to the position of head coach at Sioux Falls on December 1, 2004.
- DeBoer served as the head coach from 2005 to 2009, achieving a commendable record of 67–3. He led the team to three NAIA national championships in 2006, 2008, and 2009 and a second-place finish in 2007. His only two losses came against Mike Van Diest’s Carroll Fighting Saints in 2005 and 2007.
- From 2010 to 2013, DeBoer worked as the offensive coordinator at Southern Illinois under the leadership of Dale Lennon.
- DeBoer continued in the same role at Eastern Michigan University from 2014 to 2016, working with Chris Creighton, followed by Fresno State from 2017 to 2018 with Jeff Tedford, and then at Indiana under Tom Allen in 2019. Under his guidance, the Hoosiers averaged 443.6 yards per game, making them the second-best in the Big Ten for the season.
- In 2020, DeBoer was appointed as the head football coach at California State University, Fresno.
- As of November 29, 2021, DeBoer has assumed the role of head football coach at the University of Washington.