Delaware Football Selects Brown, Gund, Reber as Quality Control Assistants
NEWARK, Del. -- New University of Delaware football head coach Danny Rocco completed his coaching staff Monday as he announced the hiring of Mike Brown, Austin Gund, and Wes Reber as quality control assistants.
Brown, a former National Football League player who starred for Rocco at Liberty University, will serve as offensive quality control assistant; Reber, a four-year standout at VMI who was on Rocco’s staff at Richmond in 2016, will serve as defensive quality control assistant; and Gund, a three-time captain for Rocco as a standout player at Richmond, will be the team’s recruiting quality control assistant.
The three will have responsibilities supporting the Blue Hens’ full-time staff in various areas, including recruiting, practice preparation, and film breakdown.
A native of Charlottesville, Va., Brown enjoyed an outstanding career at Liberty University in 2007-10 where he played quarterback and wide receiver for Rocco and led the Flames to four straight Big South Conference titles.
He was a three-year offensive team captain and earned All-American honors as a wide receiver in 2009 when he caught 60 passes for 698 yards and rushed for 442 yards and nine touchdowns and as a quarterback in 2010 when he threw for 2,956 yards and 23 touchdowns and ran for 854 yards and nine scores. He was a three-time All-Big South selection and was selected as the Big South Player of the Year in 2009 as a receiver and 2010 as a quarterback.
Brown, who earned his degree in finance with a minor in coaching from Liberty in 2011, then moved on to a three-year career in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He joined the coaching ranks in 2016, serving under head coach Jim Harbaugh at the University of Michigan as an offensive analyst and running backs assistant.
Reber (pronounced “ree-burr”), a native of Huntersville, N.C., attended the Virginia Military Institute where he earned his degree in applied mathematics in 2013. He was a standout linebacker for four years for the Keydets in 2009-13 and earned All-Big South honors as a senior when he collected 82 tackles and recovered three fumbles. He led the team in tackles each of his final two years and finished his tenure at VMI with 212 career tackles.
Coming from a football family, Reber’s grandfather served as a pro and college coach for 45 years and his father played college football at Arkansas. Wes began his college coaching career in 2016 at Richmond as a defensive intern and quality control assistant and helped lead the Spiders to a 10-4 record and an NCAA Tournament quarterfinal berth.
Gund, a native of Washington, D.C., enjoyed an All-American career as a four-year starting offensive lineman at the University of Richmond under Rocco in 2011-14. He served as team captain each of his final three seasons and led the Spiders to an NCAA Tournament appearances in 2014 and a Colonial Athletic Association title in 2012. He started 42 games on the offensive line at Richmond and was a two-time first team All-CAA selection and a third team Associated Press All-American in 2014.
He earned his degree in leadership studies from Richmond in 2015 and worked last year with Wells Fargo in Atlanta. This is his first coaching position.
Delaware will begin spring drills on Apr. 4 leading up to the annual Blue-White Spring Game on May 6 at Delaware Stadium.
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