Delaware Football Names Tom McEntire Safeties Coach
NEWARK, DE - New University of
Delaware football head coach Dave Brock has completed the hiring of his
coaching staff for the 2013 season with the announcement that former
Rutgers assistant Tom McEntire has been named
McEntire reunites with Brock after
they served together on the Scarlet Knights staff last season with head
coach Kyle Flood. In 2012, Rutgers posted a 9-4 record, won a share of
the Big East title, and advanced to the Russell
"I'm thrilled for the opportunity
for Tommy to join the staff," said Brock, who was hired in mid-January
after serving as offensive coordinator at Rutgers in 2012. "Having
worked with him at Rutgers gives me great insight
into his talents and abilities. He played a tremendous part of one of
the nation's top-ranked defenses last season and he has worked with some
great defensive coaches like (current Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach)
Greg Schiano and Robb Smith who have taught
him well. Tommy knows the value of preparation and I think he will do a
great job for us here at Delaware."
A 2006 graduate of Thiel College
with a degree in business administration, McEntire brings seven years of
coaching experience from the NCAA Division I FBS, Division I FCS, and
Division III levels, including a one-year stint
in the Colonial Athletic Association at the University of Maine.
"I'm very excited to be reunited
with Coach Brock and to be at a school with such a great football
history," said McEntire. "I'm looking forward to working with the high
character student-athletes that the University of
Delaware attracts and being part of the winning tradition."
A native of Greenville, Pa.,
McEntire played quarterback, running back, and wide receiver at Thiel
College in Greenville, Pa. He was a four-year regular for Thiel, posting
92 receptions for 988 yards and five touchdowns
and helping the team improve from a 3-7 mark in 2003 to an 11-1 record
and berth in the second round of the NCAA Division III playoffs in 2005
when he caught 54 passes for 668 yards and three touchdowns.
He began his coaching career at
Thiel, serving as wide receivers coach in 2006 and as running backs
coach in 2007 with head coach Jack Leipheimer.
McEntire then moved on to the
University of Maine where he worked with head coach Jack Cosgrove during
the 2008 season, serving as assistant defensive backs coach and
coaching the kick returners. His main focused involved
working with the safeties and scouting opponents. The Black Bears
posted a record of 8-5 that season and advanced to the first round of
the NCAA Tournament.
McEntire joined the Rutgers
coaching staff in 2009 and worked in player development for the Scarlet
Knights for two seasons before assuming the role of defensive assistant
coach prior to the 2011campaign. He worked closely
with the head coach in all meetings and practices, assisted in game day
preparation, aided in the organization of the scout team, and created
weekly playbook and game plan handouts.
He resides in the Newark area.
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