Dean Dingman, a former All-America offensive lineman at Michigan, enters his fifth year as assistant director of football operations at LSU in 2016. Dingman originally joined the LSU staff in July of 2011, serving as an intern in the weight room before being elevated to his current role prior to the 2012 season.
In his current position, Dingman works with Dr. Sam Nader on the day-to-day football operations, with emphasis on player development, and academics while also serving as the NFL liaison for the Tigers. He’s also responsible for overseeing LSU Pro Day and the LSU Football Coaches Clinic. During the summer months, Dingman organizes a speaker series for the football team.
A 1992 graduate of Michigan in sports management and communications, Dingman was a four-year starter at offensive guard for the Wolverines from 1987-90. During that span, Michigan won three Big 10 titles, playing in the Rose Bowl twice and the Gator Bowl one time. Dingman twice earned All-Big 10 honors and was named to the America Football Coaches Association and Sporting News All-America teams in 1990.
A native of East Troy, Wis., Dingman was named to the prestigious USA Today All-USA Football Team in 1986 as an offensive lineman at East Troy High School. He then went on to become just the third true freshman in Michigan history to start on the offensive line for the Wolverines.
Dingman was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the eighth round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He spent the 1991 season on Pittsburgh’s injured reserve list.