VIDEO: Dave Brock named Head Coach at Delaware
Rutgers Offensive Coordinator Dave Brock has been named as the new Head Coach at the University of Delaware.
Delaware is Brock's first head coaching position after serving as an offensive coordinator at four schools, and coaching at three others during a career which dates back to 1988 at then-Salisbury State University.
Brock spent one season at Rutgers, where the Scarlet Knights were 9-4 in claming a share of the Big East championship before playing in the Russell Athletics Bowl.
Before Rutgers, Brock spent three years as tight ends coach at Boston College, where Eric Ziady was working in the athletics department. Ziady was hired late last year as Delaware's Athletic Director and helped make the decision to bring Brock to Newark. Ziady said Brock was the first of eleven candidates he talked to, including "one other with Delaware ties."
Ziady said his search focused on the ability to recruit. "Recruiting is something I put a heavier weight on on a professional side. On a personal side, the traits and characters of each individuals."
VIDEO: Delaware Athletic Director Eric Ziady introduces Dave Brock
The 46-year-old has coached NFL standouts Jordy Nelson, Marquis Colston, and Josh Freeman during his various stops, and promises an aggressive style of offense, defense and special teams.
"We're going to attack, we're going to be aggressive. I would tell you it's going to be a blend, it's going to have a lot of elements of different systems. It ultimately comes down to players not players. I would tell you have a legitimate running back (Andrew Pierce), which I base upon production."
Brock has served as offensive coordinator at three other schools besides Rutgers: Kansas State in 2008, Temple from 2002-04, and at Hofstra from 2000-01.
Brock played linebacker at Division III Ferrum (Va.) before an injury ended his career, he then transferred to SSU to serve as a student assistant.
After working with the Seagulls and Western Connecticut State, he was hired by Joe Gardi to become running backs coach at Hofstra.
Delaware was looking for a head coach to replace K.C. Keeler, who was fired after 11 seasons where he led Delaware to three I-AA National Championship games, including winning the title in 2003.
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