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Assistant Head Coach Brad Sherrod (Linebackers)
Brad Sherrod, who has spent the last 18 seasons in the college coaching ranks, including over a decade at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision level, was named linebackers coach for the University of Delaware football team in February, 2010.
He begins his fourth season on head coach K.C. Keeler's staff in 2013 and his first with the title of Assistant Head Coach. In his first year at the helm in 2010, he led the Hens to a 12-3 record, a share of the Colonial Athletic Association title, and a berth in the NCAA FCS title game.
He helped lead a unit that led the nation in scoring defense (12.1 points per game) and ranked No. 5 in total defense (280.7 yards allowed per game) in 2010. Blue Hen linebackers Matt Marcorelle and Paul Worrilow each earned All-CAA honors.
During the 2012 season, Worrilow earned first team All-CAA and third team The Sports Network All-American notice while redshirt freshman Jeff Williams was selected as the CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year after leading the league in tackles for loss.
Sherrod spent 11 seasons on the staff of his alma mater Duke University before serving the 2009 season at Western Carolina.
How You Say It: Shuh-Rod
Born: November 19, 1969
College: Bachelor of Arts, History, Duke University, 1994
College Coaching Career:
1995: Graduate Assistant, Massachusetts
1996: Linebackers, East Tennessee
1997-2007: Linebackers (1997-2005, Tight Ends (2006), Running Backs (2007), Duke
2008-09: Running Backs (2008), Linebackers (2009), Western Carolina
2010-Present: Linebackers/Assistant Head Coach, University of Delaware
Family: Wife, Monique; Son, Elijah; Daughter, Angelena.
Recruiting Areas: New York (Bronx, Long Island, Queens, West Chester, Rockland counties); New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Sussex counties); Georgia (DeKalb, Newton, Rockdale, Gwinnett, Hall, Clark, Oconee, Jackson, Walton counties)
A 1994 graduate of Duke where he was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference linebacker and team captain, Sherrod (pronounced "shuh-rod") served as linebackers coach and associate head coach at NCAA Division I FCS and Southern Conference member Western Carolina for head coach Dennis Wagner in 2009 and was running backs coach in 2008. He also served as the staff's academic liaison.
Prior to moving to Western Carolina, Sherrod coached for 11 years at Duke, leading the linebackers for nine years and and coaching tight ends and running backs the final two seasons.
In 2005, linebacker Michael Tauiliili was a co-recipient of Duke's Outstanding Defensive Player Award after leading the Blue Devils in total tackles with 92 and 69, respectively. Tauiliili was named first team Freshman All-America and the ACC's Defensive Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News after leading all rookie linebackers nationally in tackles and tackles for loss (10).
Also under Sherrod's tutelage was Ryan Fowler, a two-time Duke captain who made 41 career starts at Duke and earned second team All-ACC honors in 2003 while racking up 495 career tackles. All told, Sherrod coached three Duke players currently on the school's career leading tackle charts.
Sherrod began his coaching career in 1995 at the University of Massachusetts as a defensive tackle coach before heading to East Tennessee State where he led the Bucs to a No. 8 national ranking, a 10-3 record, and a berth in the NCAA I-AA second round in 1996.
He also served two internships in the National Football League, spending the summer of 1998 with the Dallas Cowboys and the 2000 pre-season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneeers. He also is a 2007 graduate of the NCAA Expert Coaches Academy.
Serving as team captain, Sherrod earned second team All-ACC honors as a senior in 1993 when he led the Blue Devils and ranked fifth in the conference in tackles with 113 total stops. The native of Monroe, N.C., tallied 279 stops, including 26 tackles for loss in his Duke career from 1989-93.
His playing career began as a member of Duke's 1989 ACC championship team. He played in three games that season before red-shirting. For his career, Sherrod played in 47 games with 29 starts. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in history from Duke in 1993.
As a high school player, Sherrod was a two-time All-State and honorable mention All-America pick at Monroe High School.
Sherrod and his wife, Monique, have a son, Elijah (8), and a daughter, Angelena (6).
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Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Nick Rapone
Passing Game Coordinator/Receivers Coach Brian Ginn
Running Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach Gregg Perry
Defensive Line Coach Phil Petitte
Linebackers Coach Brad Sherrod
Cornerbacks Coach Henry Baker
Tight Ends Coach Andy Marino
Defensive Assistant Frank Law
Defensive Quality Control Assistant Brad Hilovsky
Offensive Quality Control Assistant Fritz Stueber
Head Athletic Trainer John Smith
Assistant Athletic Trainer Dan Watson
Director of Football Operations Jerry Oravitz
Personal Development Coach David Baylor
Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine Dr. Andrew Reisman
Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Geoffrey Gustavsen