Delaware hires Richmond’s Rocco as new football coach
NEWARK, DEL. | Danny Rocco has left Richmond to become head coach of the Delaware football team.
The 56-year-old Rocco spent five years at Richmond, where he went 43-22 and guided the Spiders into the Football Bowl Subdivision playoffs in three straight seasons, including a berth in the semifinals in 2015.
Before that, Rocco went 57-20 in six years at Liberty.
Delaware went 4-7 last year and has endured successive losing seasons for the first time 1938-39.
Richmond and Delaware are both members of the Colonial Athletic Association, but Delaware has a larger enrollment and a larger stadium.
Before coaching at Liberty, Rocco spent the previous five seasons at Virginia as the associate head coach and linebackers coach under Al Groh.