Albany, NY (Sports Network) - The University at Albany promoted offensive
coordinator Ryan McCarthy to associate head coach on Tuesday.
McCarthy, 34, is in his 11th season with the Great Danes' program and fifth as
With McCarthy on staff, UAlbany has won five Northeast Conference titles (2002,
2003, 2007, 2008 and 2011).
"Ryan McCarthy is an outstanding football coach," said Bob Ford, who will kick
off his 40th season as Albany head coach on Saturday. "He is extremely
organized and one of the best recruiters around. Ryan is highly respected by
both the staff and the squad. He will do an outstanding job as our associate
In the past four seasons, tailback David McCarty became Albany's all-time
rushing leader with 4,287 yards, quarterback Vinny Esposito finished his career
as the program's No. 2 passer with 5,692 yards and wide receiver Tim Bush
grabbed a school-record 147 career receptions.
Last season, McCarthy's offense ranked first in the NEC in both total and
scoring offense. Quarterback Dan Di Lella broke the program's season record
with 2,859 total offensive yards and 2,804 passing yards.
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