Friday, December 2, 2005
Cavs' Rocco hired as Liberty's football coach
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Danny Rocco was hired Friday as Liberty
University's football coach after six seasons on the staff at
Rocco, most recently the associate head coach for the Cavaliers,
replaces Ken Karcher. He was fired last month near the end of the
Flames' worst-ever 1-10 season.
"Danny Rocco is a perfect fit for Liberty University in every
way," the Rev. Jerry Falwell, university chancellor and president,
said in a statement.
Falwell would like to see Liberty move to Division I-A within 10
years, and said he was certain Rocco could reach that goal after
first making the Flames a dominant I-AA team.
The 45-year-old Rocco coordinated Virginia's recruiting efforts
in 2001 and 2002. He came to Virginia in 2000, after one season
with the New York Jets.
His 19-year college career included positions at Maryland and
Texas. Terms of Rocco's contract were not disclosed.