On today’s episode I sit down with Head Coach of The University of Delaware – Danny Rocco. Coach Rocco has coached at programs such as UVA, Texas, Maryland, Boston College, and in the NFL with the Jets. In 13 seasons as being a head coach, he has never had a losing season!!! That’s unbelievable. Head coach at Liberty, Richmond, and UD. Rocco was also named the CAA coach of the year in 2015 while at Richmond.
Coach Rocco comes from a football heavy background. He and his brother were both players, and his dad was their ultimate mentor – a longtime high school head coach in Pennsylvania. You can tell that football is literally in Rocco’s blood. He’s intense, passionate, and clearly has a definitive plan to being successful which we discuss on the pod.
As being a born and raised Delawarean, I must say that it was an honor and awesome experience to meet finally meet and spend time with Coach. In this small state of Delaware, we do not have a pro team, so the Blue Hen’s are the one’s we follow week in and week out, and we follow them heavily. One thing that landed Coach Rocco away from Richmond to Delaware was the passionate fan base. Coach elaborates on the podcast, but unless you have been to a game you have no idea how the Blue Hen Faithful is. They really truly care – I saw it with my sister during her basketball career at Delaware. Plus – at any game, you can catch Senator Coons, Senator Carper, Governor Carney, and Vice President Joe Biden (all monster UD supporters) sitting next to President Assanis…..a pretty cool experience.
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