Delaware hires Rich­mond’s Rocco as new foot­ball coach

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

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.

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