Dennis Dottin-Carter was formally introduced as the new interim head football coach at the University of Delaware football.
Dottin-Carter takes over for Dave Brock who was fired Sunday after going 19-22 in four seasons at Delaware. The Blue Hens are 2-4 this season. Dottin-Carter will be interim coach for the remainder of the season.
“My motivation…will be the players,” Dottin-Carter said. “Making sure that we’re doing everything right for them and winning football games here at Delaware.”
Dottin-Carter had been serving as the team’s co-defensive coordinator. He briefly talked to the team about their collective need to handle this coaching change by being unified as a team. “We’re only going to get this done together. We have a lot of goals…but the only way we’re going to get anything done is together.”
UD Athletic Director Christine Rawak is now launching a national search for Brock’s successor. “Ultimately the hard work and effort off the field did not result in the success that we expect on the field,” Rawak said of Brock’s time in Newark. “We wish Dave and his family the the best.”
She said she’ll be talking with the players over the next two weeks to hear from them what they want in a future head coach.
Rawak will also be looking for a replacement for volleyball head coach Bonnie Kenny and associate head coach Cindy Gregory. Those firings were also announced Sunday, but school athletic officials aren’t talking about exactly why that decision was made. “A change in leadership of our volleyball program was appropriate at this time,” Rawak said. “Our full support will go toward our student-athletes and coaches both on and off the court as they look to finish the season on a high note.”
Kenny was in her 15th season coaching volleyball at UD, coming into this season with a 247-188 record. She was named CAA Coach of the Year four times and led the team to the NCAA tournament four times.
The volleyball team had a difficult past three seasons, going 38-51 since 2013, and just 15-31 in conference play.
Brian Toron and Dana Griskowitz will helm the team for the remainder of the season.