During his 19 seasons affiliated with the Delaware football program as a player and coach, Ginn has been a part of teams that have posted 15 winning seasons, captured five conference titles, been named Lambert Cup champions six times, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in eight seasons, including a national championship in 2003 and national runner-up finishes in 2007 and 2010 for former head coach K.C. Keeler.
“After talking with Brian and with some other coaches who I know and trust, this was a no-brainer,” said Brock, who expects to announce additional hires to the coaching staff in the coming weeks. “He has played a big role in so many of the great moments in Delaware football history and he is a perfect fit for the staff we are building. I was impressed with Brian’s knowledge of offensive football and I know he has a great rapport with his players, which is such an important factor in championship football.”
Ginn, 35, was a four-year standout quarterback for the Blue Hens for head coach Tubby Raymond and served as captain of the 1999 squad. He joined the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant in 2000 and since has worked as an assistant coach working with the running backs and wide receivers. He recently closed out his 13th season with the staff in 2012, including his fourth as wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator.
“I feel extremely fortunate and excited to be able to remain at the University of Delaware as part of Coach Brock’s new coaching staff,” said Ginn. “Coach Brock has had very exciting offenses throughout his years as a coach and I am anxious to be part of the next one. During the past week, I’ve been able to work alongside Coach Brock and see how excited he is to be a part of Delaware football. He is going to fit very well with the Delaware football family.”
Ginn, who earned his degree in consumer economics from Delaware in 2000, began his career as a graduate assistant in 2000 before taking over a full-time role on the staff as receivers coach in 2001. He moved over to running backs coach from 2002-05, returned to receivers coach in 2006-07, served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2008, and has served as wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator since 2009.
Among the Blue Hens’ top seasons with Ginn on the staff included the 2003 national championship, national runner-up finishes in 2007 and 2010, an NCAA semifinal appearances in 2000, an NCAA quarterfinal finish in 2004, and conference titles in 2000, 2003, 2004, and 2010.
“I’m delighted that Brian is remaining on Coach Brock’s staff,” said Raymond, a member of the College Football Hall of Fame who won 300 games during a career that spanned 36 seasons as head coach at UD between 1966 and 2001. “I enjoyed watching Brian grow as a player and now as a coach and its great to see that he will continue be a part of the Blue Hen family. He is very personable and a good teacher and I know he will be a real asset to Coach Brock as he continues our great tradition.”
A native of Yorktown, Va., Ginn was a key member of Blue Hen teams that posted a four-year record of 34-14 and advanced to the NCAA I-AA playoffs between 1996-99. After serving as a backup to All-East quarterback Leo Hamlett in 1996, Ginn took over the starting quarterback spot as a sophomore and led the Blue Hens to the 1997 NCAA I-AA semifinals. He threw for 1,681 yards and 14 touchdowns and ranked 10th nationally in passing rating for the season.
He split time with All-American and current Kansas City Chiefs quarterbacks coach Matt Nagy as a junior in 1998 before suffering a season-ending broken leg in the third game of the season. As a senior captain in 1999, Ginn began the season as No. 2 behind Nagy but took over late in the season when Nagy was injured and threw for 997 yards and six touchdowns. For his efforts, he was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Outstanding Senior Offensive Player of the Year. For his career, Ginn threw for 2,839 yards and 22 touchdowns with just seven interceptions.
Ginn resides in Newark with his wife, Rachele,their twin daughters, Addison and Riley, and son, Brayden.