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Offensive Coordinator Sean Devine (Offensive Line)
Sean Devine, a 19-year veteran of the college football coaching ranks, was named Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach at the University of Delaware in February, 2013.
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 Colonial Athletic Association 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 Delaware head coach Dave 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 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. Devine and his wife, Nicole, have two daughters, Amelie and Maelle.
“Sean is an extremely intelligent individual with a great passion for the game of football,” said current 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.”
Head Coach Dave Brock
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Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Tim Weaver
Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Sean Devine
Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks John Perry
Wide Receivers Coach Brian Ginn
Running Backs Coach Tony Lucas
Tight Ends/Special Teams Coach Devin Fitzsimmons
Cornerbacks Coach Henry Baker
Defensive Line Coach Dennis Dottin-Carter
Safeties Coach Tom McEntire
Defensive Quality Control Assistant Mike Donovan
Offensive Quality Control Assistant Fritz Stueber
Director of Football Operations Jerry Oravitz
Personal Development Coach David Baylor