After a three-year stint as a linebacker in the National Football League and the previous two years on Danny Rocco’s coaching staff at the University of Richmond, Clint Sintim joins the University of Delaware staff in 2017.
A native of Woodbridge, Va., Sintim will serve as Delaware’s assistant linebackers and defensive ends coach, the same positions he oversaw while at Richmond.
Richmond advanced to the NCAA playoffs each of Sintim’s two seasons, including a national semifinal berth in 2015 and a trip to the quarterfinals this past season. Both teams won 10 games during the season.
During the 2016 campaign, Sintim helped guide the Spiders defense to Colonial Athletic Association top five rankings in passing defense (No. 2 at 170.2 yards per game), total defense (No. 3/317.0 yards per game), scoring defense (No. 5/23.4 points per game), and rushing defense (No. 5/146.8 yards per game) in 2016.
Prior to the 2016 season, Sintim took part in the NFL Minority Internship Program and worked with the Washington Redskins during preseason camp.
Sintim joined the Richmond staff in 2015 after spending the 2014 campaign at his alma mater, the University of Virginia. That followed a three-year NFL career with the New York Giants.
Leading the nation in linebacker sacks in 2008 with 11, Sintim was the Giants’ second-round selection in the 2009 NFL Draft. He spent three seasons with the team and was a member of the Super Bowl XLVI Championship squad.
After his NFL playing career, Sintim spent the 2014 season with the West Alabama Tigers as the outside linebackers coach and assisted with the special teams as part of the NFL Players Association Coaching Internship Program.
Sintim was a four-year letterwinner at linebacker for UVa and a team captain. A freshman All-American in 2005, he earned ACC Defensive Freshman of the Year honors and was a first team All-ACC performer in 2007 when he was third on the team with 77 tackles and second with nine sacks.
He graduated from Virginia in 2009 with a degree in anthropology.
THE CLINT SINTIM FILE
Clint Kofi Sintim
Born: February 21, 1986
Hometown: Woodbridge, Va. (Gar-Field HS)
Playing Career: All-American linebacker at University of Virginia (2005-08); NFL New York Giants (2009-11); 2nd Round Draft Pick; Super Bowl XLVI Champion
Degree: University of Virginia ’09 (Anthropology)
College Coaching Timeline
2014 – West Alabama (OLB/Special Teams)
2014 –Virginia (GA)
2015-16 –Richmond (LB/DE)
2017-Present –Delaware (LB/DE)
|Position:||Outside Linebackers Coach|