Eight Added to Football Coaching Staff

Head football coach Pete Rossomando has announced eight members of his coaching staff for his first year at CCSU.

"I am excited about this coaching staff," Rossomando said.  "I think they are a talented group that will lead, teach and mentor the exceptional young men of our program on and off the field."

Coaching Staff

Holman Copeland – Assistant Coach/Outside Linebackers
Alma Mater: Clarion University of Pennsylvania '05

Previous Experience:
2012-13 – University at Buffalo, Assistant Linebackers Coach
2011-12 – East Stroudsburg University, Defensive Line Coach
2010-11 – University of New Haven, Defensive Backs Coach
2009-10 – Harry S. Truman High School, Defensive Coordinator/ Secondary/Running Backs Coach
2007-09 – East Stroudsburg University, Graduate Assistant Coach

Bio: In seven years of coaching, Copeland has worked at levels ranging from high school to FBS Division I. His most recent stop was a pair of seasons with the University of Buffalo where he worked with the linebackers. He previously coached defensive line at East Stroudsburg for a year and defensive backs at New Haven for a year. Copeland's first coaching position was as a graduate assistant at East Stroudsburg, while there he earned a Master of Science in Sports Management.

 

Alberto Cordero – Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers
Alma Mater: University of Connecticut '10

Previous Experience:
2011-13 – University of New Haven, Graduate Assistant/Volunteer Assistant Coach/Video Coordinator
2006-10 – University of Connecticut, Student Assistant for Defense & Special Teams

Bio: Joined head coach Pete Rossomando's staff at the University of New Haven after spending four years working as a student assistant at his alma mater, the University of Connecticut. Cordero assisted the defense, special teams and strength and conditioning coaches during his time working with the Huskies. At New Haven, Cordero spent time as a graduate assistant and volunteer assistant coach focusing on the linebackers. He also served as the video coordinator and assisted with strength and conditioning while with the Chargers.

 

Daryl Daleen – Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers
Alma Mater: Newberry College '06

Previous Experience:
2013 – University of New Haven, Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach
2008-2013 – University of New Haven, Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach
2007 – Pikeville College, Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
2004-06 – Newberry College, Assistant Coach/Inside Linebackers

Bio: Worked under head coach Pete Rossomando at the University of New Haven from 2008-2013. Daleen held a number of titles with the Chargers including, serving as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator during the 2013 season. Prior to being named defensive coordinator and assistant head coach he served as New Haven's special teams coordinator and defensive line coach. Daleen has also made coaching stops at Pikeville College and Newberry College. He worked with the defense at both institutions and spent a year as the defensive coordinator for Pikeville.

 

Ron DiGravio – Assistant Coach/Defensive Line
Alma Mater: Bates College '08

Previous Experience:
2012-13 – Harvard, Assistant Coach/Defensive Line
2010-12 – University of New Haven, Assistant Coach/Running Backs
2009-10 – University of New Haven, Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers
2008-09 – King's College, Assistant Coach/Linebackers

Bio: Spent the last two seasons coaching the defensive line at Harvard University. Prior to Harvard, DiGravio spent three seasons on the coaching staff at the University of New Haven. While with the Chargers, he had stints coaching the wide receiver and running back positions. DiGravio's first coaching position came in 2008 at King's College where he worked with the linebackers.

 

Jon Leible – Assistant Coach/Offensive Line
Alma Mater: University at Albany '08

Previous Experience:
2013 – University of New Haven, Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator
2010-13 – University of New Haven, Assistant Coach/Offensive Line
2009 – LaSalle Institute, Offensive and Defensive Line Coach

Bio: Worked under head coach Pete Rossomando for four years at the University of New Haven.  Last season, Leible was promoted to assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator, while also maintaining his duties with the Chargers' offensive line.  Played college football in the Northeast Conference for the Great Danes of the University of Albany.

 

Adam Jenkins – Director of Football Operations
Alma Mater: Harvard '06

Previous Experience:
2010-13 – Bay Path Regional High School, Offensive Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach
2009 – University of Tulsa, Offensive/Defensive/Special Teams Quality Control
2008-09 – CCSU, Tight Ends Coach/Director of Football Operations
2006-07 – Dean Technical High School, Offensive Coordinator/Line Coach

Bio: A former tight end for the Harvard Crimson football team, Jenkins has been involved with coaching at the high school and college level since the end of his playing career.  At the collegiate level Jenkins was on the staff at the University of Tulsa in 2009 and also spent a year at Central Connecticut in 2008.  During his first stint with the Blue Devils, Jenkins coached the tight ends and also handled football operations.

 

David Stedman –Assistant Coach/Running Backs
Alma Mater: University of New Haven '13

Previous Experience:
2013 – Francis T. Maloney High School, Offensive/Defensive Line Coach

Bio: Stedman played college football for head coach Pete Rossomando at the University of New Haven. While with the Chargers, he was a two-time All-America selection and a three-time first team all-conference selection. He began his coaching career in the Fall of 2013 as an assistant coach at nearby Maloney High School in Meriden, CT.

 

Hugh Villacis – Assistant Coach/Tight Ends
Alma Mater: Western Connecticut State University '89

Previous Experience:
2010-13 – University of New Haven, Assistant Coach/Tight Ends
1990-10 – Wesleyan University, Assistant Football Coach

Bio: A 20-year veteran of collegiate coaching, Villacis most recently coached tight ends at the University of New Haven from 2010-2013. Prior to New Haven, he coached at Wesleyan University from 1990-2010, working with the offensive and defensive lines.