Delaware hires Danny Rocco as its new football coach

(photo courtesy University of Richmond)

(photo courtesy University of Richmond)

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.

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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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