Flood Announces Coaching Staff

Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood acted fast after his hiring to start building his support staff and made the official announcements this morning. Retaining two staff members and reaching deep into his 20 years in the business, Flood and his staff will speak with the media later today and tomorrow as his staff nears completion.

Through a series of fresh hires and in-staff promotions, Kyle Flood worked swiftly to build a strong support staff. Flood lost half of the Rutgers coaching staff to Greg Schiano, who is building his staff with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and other assistants to other NFL jobs.

Flood spent his early years at Hofstra and Delaware and used those connections to assemble a diverse staff filled with NFL experience, head-coaching experience, coordinator experience and youth.

With the exception of defensive line coach, Flood's staff is now complete.

Flood chose one coordinator from within and hired the other away from Boston College. Dave Brock, former offensive coordinator at Kansas State, joins the Scarlet Knights to call plays on offense and work with wide receivers. Robb Smith, last year's special teams coordinator, will be the defensive coordinator.

Phil Galiano moves up from position coach to special teams coordinator, leaving a spot open on the defensive line. Galiano is also expected to work with defensive backs. Rounding out the defense, Flood hired former Hofstra head coach Dave Cohen to head up the linebacker position, vacated by Bob Fraser and Tem Lukabu.

Finishing off the offense, Flood hired Bethune-Cookman offensive coordinator Rob Spence as quarterbacks coach. Spence is the former offensive coordinator at Syracuse and Clemson and developed Charlie Whitehurst and Bruce Gradkoswki into NFL quarterbacks.

Flood found Damian Wroblewski, his replacement at Delaware, to fill in as offensive line coach. Ben Sirmans from Boston College will coach running backs and Darnell Dinkins, former NFL player, will coach tight ends.

Flood will speak with the media at 11:30 a.m. with members of the staff.

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