Clifton Forge native Bryan Stinespring has joined the football coaching staff at the University of Delaware.

Stinespring’s hiring was announced by head coach Danny Rocco on Tuesday. He will serve as the assistant head coach and offensive line coach for the Blue Hens.

“I’ve known Bryan since my time at the University of Virginia,” said Rocco. “Bryan is a highly respected and experienced coach and recruiter. We’ve excited to welcome him to our staff.”

“I’m extremely excited to be a part of a highly respected university, an outstanding football program and a tremendous staff,” Stinespring said. “I have great respect for all those involved in building this program and look forward to working along side such an accomplished group of people.”

Stinespring spent 26 years on the Virginia Tech coaching staff before stints at James Madison, the University of Maryland and Old Dominion.

During his career, he has been part of eight conference championships and three national championship game appearances, including a national title in 2016 at JMU.

Stinespring has coached 26 players that signed NFL contracts and nearly 30 student-athletes who earned all-conference accolades.

Ironically, the Blue Hens open their 2020 season on Saturday, September 5 in Harrisonburg against JMU.