Sean Devine, a 21-year veteran of the college football coaching ranks, was named offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at the University of Delaware in February, 2013.
He will begin his fourth season on the staff during the 2016 campaign.
During his first-year at Delaware working with head coach Dave Brock, Devine guided one of the top offensive units in the Colonial Athletic Association in 2013. Delaware posted a 7-5 record and ranked in the top half of nearly every statistical category, including No. 2 in scoring offense (32.8 points per game), No. 3 in passing offense (240.0 yards per game), No. 3 in sacks allowed (18), and No. 4 in rushing offense (177.0 yards per game). The Hens scored 40 or more points in a game four times.
In 2014, Delaware went 6-6 with the offense ranking No. 5 in the CAA in rushing (161.6) and No. 6 in total offense (353.2). Delaware placed two offensive lineman on the All-CAA team led by junior tackle Ben Curtis and senior guard JD Dzurko.
During the 2015 campaign, Curtis earned All-American honors as Delaware ranked No. 2 in the CAA in rushing offense (219.4 yards per game/17th in NCAA), No. 2 in time of possession (33:04 per game/13th), and fourth in sacks allowed (1.64 per game/44th). Four starters return from that offensive line in 2016, including All-CAA performers Connor Bozick and Brody Kern.
Devine began his coaching career at Colby College and followed with long stints at New Hampshire and most recently Boston College.
A four-year starter at linebacker at Colby College in Maine where he served as captain, Devine was an All-East (ECAC) selection as a senior, and earned his degree in physics in 1994. He began his coaching career at Colby as a defensive line coach in 1994.
He moved on to serve as defensive line coach (1995-2001), offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator (2002-06), and offensive coordinator and offensive line coach (2007-08) at Delaware’s CAA rival New Hampshire under head coach Sean McDonnell.
While at UNH, he helped the Wildcats advance to the NCAA Division I FCS playoffs in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, earn a No. 1 national ranking, and capture three conference titles. Among the players he tutored was former league Player of the Year in quarterback Ricky Santos.
“I had the opportunity to work with Sean for three years at Boston College,” said Brock in making the announcement. “He is a tremendous leader, a relentless recruiter, and a great mentor to his players. He fits one of the criteria that I was looking for when building our staff in that he has coordinator experience in the CAA and has BCS level experience.”
“The University of Delaware is one of the top programs the FCS has to offer and the national championship belongs in Newark,” said Devine. “When I was at New Hampshire, I always admired, always feared, and always respected this place. Now, to be part of it, is really something spectacular and I can’t wait to get started. To have the chance to work with people you love and trust, it doesn’t get any better than that. I’ve learned a lot from Coach Brock. He is a great leader and a great motivator and I know he is going to do a great job.”
Following his 14-year tenure at New Hampshire, Devine moved on to Boston College where he served as offensive line coach for three seasons and most recently was tight ends coach in 2012.
He helped lead the Eagles to berths in the 2009 Emerald Bowl and 2010 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl and mentored two-time All-ACC performer Anthony Castonzo, a 2011 first round draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts.
“Sean is an extremely intelligent individual with a great passion for the game of football,” said current San Francisco 49ers head coach and former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, who was offensive coordinator at UNH with Devine before becoming head coach at the University of Oregon. “I think the world of him. Sean is one of the most detail-oriented coaches I have been around and he is an unbelievable communicator and teacher. His unit was always the best coached group we had and he made seemless transitions. He understands the conference (CAA) and he will be a great fit for Delaware.”
Devine and his wife, Nicole, have two daughters, Amelie and Maelle.
|Position:||Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach|
|Other Position:||Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line|
|Alma Mater:||Colby College|