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Defensive Coaching Staff

Mike Dailey
Defensive Coordinator

Daley joined the Green Terror staff in 2009, bringing a wealth of football knowledge with him.

Now in his sixth year on staff as defensive coordinator, Dailey’s first year produced a defensive first-team all-conference selection for the first time since 2006. His defensive scheme put pressure on opposing quarterbacks game-in and game-out, recording 32 sacks.

His next four seasons brought much of the same with eight more all-conference selections, including a trio of first-team nods. His defense recorded 25 more sacks and picked off another 18 passes in 2010 before following that up with a 24-sack, nine-interception year in 2011.

Dailey came to McDaniel as a 19-year veteran of the Arena Football League (AFL), which suspended operation indefinitely prior to the 2009 season. While in the AFL, he compiled a record of 115-83 in his 12 years as a head coach and was inducted into its Hall of Fame last spring.

Dailey spent seven years at the helm of the Firebirds organization that included leading Albany to the 1999 title. He also was named Coach of the Year that same season.

His final five seasons in the AFL were at the helm of the Colorado Crush, where he guided the squad owned by John Elway to the 2005 championship.

Dailey ranks fourth all-time in the AFL in games coached, fifth in overall wins and fifth in postseason victories.

Prior to his tenure with the indoor league, Dailey spent time in the college ranks at George Mason, Towson and Montgomery College.


Dan Beard
Linebackers

Beard returns for his second season as the Green Terror linebackers coach after two seasons on the Allegheny staff.

In his two seasons with the Gators, Beard worked with the outside linebackers and helped the squad to a pair of 5-5 seasons. In addition to his duties with the outside linebackers, Beard coordinated the team’s strength and conditioning program in 2012.

Prior to joining the Allegheny staff, Beard served as a strength and conditioning intern at James Madison, where he worked with the baseball, softball, track and field, men’s soccer and men’s tennis programs. In addition to providing general aid for the athletic program’s speed and agility training, he designed and instructed team workout and weightlifting sessions. He has also served as a strength and conditioning intern at Elite Sports Performance and has four years of coaching experience through camp instruction at the Century Knights Football Camp and the Randy Edsall Football Camp at the University of Connecticut.

A 2011 graduate of Shenandoah, the Carroll County native earned his bachelor of science in kinesiology exercise science.

Beard played his final three collegiate seasons at linebacker and defensive end. In 2009, he was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District first team and to the USA South All-Academic Team in 2008 and 2009. Following his senior season, Beard was presented with the Walter Barr Unsung Hero Award.


Keith Bruno
Safeties

Bruno joined the Green Terror staff in 2013 to coach the safeties – a position he knows well. In 2014, he will have general oversight of the entire defensive backfield.

The Brick, N.J., native follows his former defensive coordinator to the Hill. A two-year starter in the Albright secondary for current McDaniel head coach Mike Hoyt, Brunlo started 21 games at safety, including the ECAC Southeast Bowl as a senior.

He recorded 81 tackles and recorded four interceptions during his tenure in the Lions secondary. He added two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

He was a member of the 2009 Albright team that reached the NCAA quarterfinals.

Following his graduation with a degree in sociology, Bruno returned home to coach linebackers at Brick Memorial High School in 2012.

Bruno has participated in numerous camps and clinics, including the Lauren’s First and Goal Football Camp as both a player and a coach.


Greg Fuhrman
Defensive Line

Fuhrman returned to the Hill for his third stint as a coach with the Green Terror in 2003. In his nine seasons since, he has coached 10 All-CC linemen.

His first tour came in 1992 and 1993 when Fuhrman handled the same position group he is presently charged with.

After coaching several seasons of high school ball, Fuhrman returned for the 2000 season and worked primarily with the special teams.

A 1983 graduate of Frostburg, Fuhrman started at defensive end for two seasons before beginning his coaching career with the Bobcats.

The six-year high school head coach began his teaching career more than 20 years ago at Calvert High School. He currently teaches social studies at Franklin High School in Baltimore County.


James Rooths
Cornerbacks

Rooths joins the Green Terror staff in 2014 to coach the cornerbacks.

Rooths most recently served as an assistant defensive backs coach with the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe where he developed coaching methods to improve the performance of defensive backs and special team members. He also served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the design and implementation of speed and performance programs for the team.

Rooths has also served as a student coaching intern at Shepherd University, where he helped implement training methods to assist defensive backs in being better coordinated on the field. He also spent one year as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the NFL Champion Baltimore Ravens in 2012.

A graduate of Shepherd, Rooths was a four-year starter on the football team. He holds the NCAA all-divisions records for most punt returns for a touchdown in both a season and a career.

During his career, he was named National Strength and Conditioning Association Athlete of the year and was inducted to the Shepherd University Athletics Hall of Fame for his contributions to the football program.

After his stellar collegiate career, Rooths played professionally for the New York Jets, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also played for the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe.