PISCATAWAY, NJ – Kyle Flood has been named offensive line coach for the Rutgers football team, Scarlet Knights’ head coach Greg Schiano announced today.
Flood comes to Rutgers after three seasons at the University of Delaware, where he helped the Blue Hens to a national championship in 2003, and a pair of Atlantic 10 Conference titles. In addition to serving as offensive line coach at Delaware, he was also assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator.
“Kyle is an outstanding addition to our staff. He is a passionate teacher of offensive line play,” said Schiano. “He is also an excellent recruiter who is very familiar with our recruiting areas. We look forward to welcoming Kyle and his family to our program, and to the Rutgers community.”
Flood was named to the Delaware coaching staff in 2002. During his time at Delaware, the Blue Hens posted a 30-11 record, including 15-1 and the Division I-AA national championship in 2003. Last season, the Blue Hens were 9-4 and shared the Atlantic 10 title with eventual NCAA Division I-AA champion James Madison and I-AA semifinalist William and Mary with a 7-1 record.
Flood’s offensive line helped Delaware rank No. 9 nationally in scoring (34.7), 20th in rushing (207.6 yards) and 33rd in total offense, while allowing just 25 sacks in 16 games in its national championship season. Last year, the Blue Hens were third in the Atlantic 10 in rushing, gaining 167 yards per game, and allowed just 19 sacks in 13 games. In his first season at Delaware, the Blue Hens’ offensive line allowed 15 sacks in 12 games, the lowest total allowed by a Blue Hen team since 1991.
Prior to his three seasons at Delaware, Flood was offensive line coach at Hofstra from 1997-2001. While at Hofstra, he helped the Pride earn berths in NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship in 1997, 1999, 2000, and 2001. The Pride ranked among the top offensive teams in NCAA I-AA football during his tenure, ranking second in total offense (491.6), fourth in passing offense (301.0), and fifth in scoring offense (37.9) nationally in 2001.
The 34-year-old Flood, a 1993 graduate of Iona, was a four-year letterwinner for the Gaels. A high school teammate of former Rutgers All-American tight end Marco Battaglia at St. Francis Prep High School in Queens, NY, Flood served as team captain of the Gaels in 1991, when he earned first team All-Liberty Conference honors.
Flood’s first college coaching position came in 1995-96 as offensive line coach at Long Island University-C.W. Post. While coaching at C.W. Post, he helped the team to the ECAC Division II Eastern title in 1996.
Flood began his coaching career at St. Francis Prep in 1993, as both offensive line and defensive line coach in 1993-94. He also taught math at St. Francis for four years.