Come spring, following Pete Rossomondo's decision back in January to leave for an opportunity to join the Rutgers staff as offensive line coach, Central Connecticut State (FCS) decided to elevate offensive coordinator Ryan McCarthy to head coach on an interim basis to see how the season went.
After a 5-1 start and an appearance in the FCS Top 25, the school has decided to shed the interim label and McCarthy has officially been named head coach moving forward for the program.
"It is a great honor to be named the head coach at Central Connecticut State University," McCarthy shared in the school's release. "I want to thank President Toro and Brian Barrio for giving me the opportunity to lead our program. We have an outstanding group of student-athletes and coaches here and I look forward to leading this group as we compete for Northeast Conference championships and NCAA playoff berths. We have shown that we can be successful here and I look forward to helping CCSU football reach even greater heights."
McCarthy spent the past four seasons as the team's offensive coordinator, and the 5-1 start is the best start since 2006. Before joining the CCSU staff, he worked at Albany (FCS - NY) as offensive coordinator / quarterbacks coach where he was an instrumental piece in six conference titles.
McCarthy will be formally announced at a reception today at the school at 3:30pm EST.
Head here to read the school's full release.