Sources tell FootballScoop Thursday evening Old Dominion head coach Bobby Wilder is bringing in three very experienced assistant coaches.
Sources tell FootballScoop Brian Stinespring will join the staff coaching tight ends / run game coordinator; Galen Scott will join the staff coaching the defensive backs and Daric Riley will join coaching the outside linebackers.
Stinespring coached offensive line at Maryland this past season after having coached offensive line and tight ends at James Madison the previous two seasons. Prior to that, Stiney was among the best known assistant coaches / recruiters for what felt like a generation at Virginia Tech where he served from 1990 – 2015. During his time at Virginia Tech Stiney served as offensive coordinator, offensive line and tight ends all at various times.
Galen Scott worked his way up to co-defensive coordinator at Memphis before following Justin Fuente to Virginia Tech where his initial role was safeties coach. Following the 2017 season Fuente promoted Scott to co-defensive coordinator alongside Bud Foster.
Riley coached the 2018 season as safeties coach at East Carolina after spending three seasons at SMU with Chad Morris. In 2014 he coached outside linebackers for Bill Clark at UAB and served in a similar capacity for Clark at Jacksonville State in 2013. He spent 2007-10 as a defensive grad assistant at Clemson. Riley is well known throughout the profession for his special teams acumen as well.
If someone had told me during Bobby Wilder & Old Dominion’s first season in 2009 that he would be adding Virginia Tech’s former offensive coordinator and Bud Foster’s former co-defensive coordinator I would have had a hard time believing that; but here we are. Tip of the cap to the way Wilder has built, and runs, his program.