Welcome #BlueHens New football head coach Danny Rocco introduces his 2017 coaching staff


  • 35-year coaching veteran
  • Former Head Coach at North Texas State
  • Won Super Bowl with Baltimore Ravens in 2000
  • Won NCAA National Championship at Washington in 1991
  • Member of University of Washington and Eastern New Mexico Halls of Fame

Chris Cosh - Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs

  • Veteran of 32 seasons as a college coach, 18 as a defensive coordinator
  • Led Richmond to NCAA Playoffs in only season in 2016
  • 4 members of Richmond defense were All-CAA in 2016
  • Has coached with Nick Saban, Lou Holtz, Bill Snyder, and Ralph Friedgen
  • 1984 graduate of Virgina Tech

Bill Polin - Tight Ends

  • Veteran of 17 seasons as a college coach at all four divisions
  • Led Richmond to 3 straight NCAA Playoff appearances
  • Richmond set nearly every school passing record during tenure
  • Served at Middlebury under Delaware Hall of Famer Mickey Heinecken
  • 2000 graduate of Colby College in Maine

Fontel Mines – Wide Receivers

  • Coached 5 seasons at Richmond
  • Led Spiders to 3 straight NCAA Playoff appearances
  • Played parts of 3 seasons in NFL with Chicago Bears
  • Participated in Minority Internship with Washington Redskins in 2015
  • 2007 graduate of Virginia

Blaine McCorkle – Offensive Line

  • Veteran of 18 seasons as a college coach
  • Spent last 8 seasons at UR, leading Spiders to 3 straight NCAA Playoff appearances
  • Served under Rocco at both Liberty and Richmond
  • Long snapper who led LSU to 2 SEC titles during playing career
  • 2000 graduate of LSU

Manny Rojas – Inside Linebackers

  • Coached 7 seasons under Danny Rocco at Liberty & Richmond
  • 2-time All-Big South linebacker at Liberty under Rocco
  • Led Spiders to 3 straight NCAA Playoff appearances
  • Part of 6 conference titles during 11 seasons as college coach and player
  • 2007 graduate of Liberty

Clint Sintim – Outside Linebackers

  • Led Richmond to consecutive NCAA Playoff appearances in 2015-16
  • Super Bowl XLVI Champion as a linebacker with New York Giants
  • Captain and All-American at Virginia
  • Took part in NFL Minority Internship Program in 2016
  • 2009 graduate of Virginia

Eddie Allen – Special Teams / Running Backs

  • 9-year college coaching veteran
  • Delaware special teams coordinator last 3 seasons
  • UD annually ranked among CAA leaders in punting, kickoff coverage
  • Previously coached at Rhode Island
  • 2003 graduate of New Haven


  • Coached with Coach Danny Rocco at Virginia, Liberty, and Richmond
  • Coached 8 All-CAA defensive lineman while at Richmond
  • 1991 graduate of Wake Forest
  • Veteran of 25 collegiate coaching seasons

Carl Kotz - Associate Director of Operations

  • Spent last 4 seasons on staff at Richmond
  • Previously worked at Clemson, UConn, and with NFL Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Worked with NFL Europe’s Cologne (Germany) Centurions
  • 2003 Clemson graduate

Chris Stewart – Strength & Conditioning

  • Veteran of 8 seasons at Richmond as Strength & Conditioning coach
  • Led Richmond to 3 straight NCAA playoff appearances
  • Served 11 seasons at Tennessee and trained 64 NFL players and 7 Olympians
  • 1998 graduate of Western Carolina and 2001 master's graduate of Tennessee

Tony Palmieri – Video Coordinator

  • 9-year veteran of video coordination, 5 at Richmond
  • Previous stints at Yale and with NFL N.Y. Giants and Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Father is long-time strength coach with New York Giants
  • 2009 graduate of North Florida

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