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Joe DaileyAssistant Coach - Quarterbacks
College: North Carolina ('08)
Start Date: 1/5/12
Joe Dailey is certainly no stranger to Turner Gill, as the former starting quarterback at both Nebraska and North Carolina has worked under Gill both as a player and as a member of his coaching staff.
As Liberty's new quarterbacks coach, Dailey inherits a coaching staff position that has truly been a beacon for the Flames' high-powered offense in recent years.
Liberty's last two starting quarterbacks rank among the best in program history: Brock Smith (2005-08) and Mike Brown (2008-11).
Both players finished their respective careers ranked among the program's Top 5 starting quarterbacks in terms of career passing yardage, touchdown passes, passing efficiency and completion percentage.
The past two seasons, Brown was a Walter Payton Award candidate, finishing his two years a starting quarterback with 7,947 total offensive yards, 6,072 passing yards and the program's best-ever career pass efficiency rating (150.4) and completion percentage (65.0).
After graduation, both Smith and Brown would go on to play professionally, including Brown signing a free agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Dailey comes to Liberty from Bethune-Cookman, where he served as the Wildcats' quarterbacks coach for the 2011 season.
A six-game winning streak to end the 2011 campaign helped Bethune-Cookman complete the year with an 8-3 record, going 6-2 in MEAC play. The Wildcats finished the season ranked No. 15 in the country in scoring offense (33.91 points per game) and No. 12 in total offense (435.27 yards per contest).
Bethune-Cookman finished the season ranked No. 5 in the country in rushing offense (259.27 yards per game), where the Wildcats operated out of the run-oriented spread offense.
Dailey's most recent connection with Gill was at Kansas, when Dailey served as Gill's on-campus recruiting coordinator in 2010.
Dailey came to Lawrence, Kan., with Gill after working the final two seasons under Gill at Buffalo. While working with the Bulls, Dailey served as Buffalo's tight ends coach (2009) and offensive graduate assistant (2008).
In 2008, Buffalo captured the program's first-ever Mid-American Conference title and finished the season with an 8-6 record and a trip to the 2009 International Bowl.
Buffalo ranked No. 34 in the country in scoring offense in 2008, scoring 30.29 points per game. The following season, the Bulls ranked No. 39 in the country in total offense, averaging 405.42 yards per contest.
Dailey completed his collegiate playing career by throwing for 3,458 yards and 26 touchdowns, while completing 52.7 percent of his pass attempts (274-of-520).
As a sophomore at Nebraska, Dailey established new quarterbacking standards for the Huskers. He set a single-game passing record with 342 yards in a 59-27 victory over Baylor, and became the first quarterback in program history to throw for 300 yards in a game earlier during the same year against Colorado.
After starting all 11 games in 2004, Dailey finished the season with 2,025 passing yards, the third-best season passing mark in Nebraska history. Dailey was a team captain as a sophomore, as well as a two-time member of the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team.
Following the 2004 season, Dailey transferred to North Carolina where he finished up the final two years of his collegiate playing career. In 2006, he started seven games at quarterback and led the program with 1,316 passing yards and seven touchdowns. The following year, Dailey completed his Tar Heel days as a starting wide receiver.
Dailey completed his degree in African-American studies from North Carolina in 2007.
Dailey was one of the nation's most highly touted run-pass high school quarterbacks in 2003 when he graduated from St. Peter's Prep near his hometown of Jersey City, N.J. During his senior year, he threw for 1,378 yards and 19 touchdowns, to go along with 783 rushing yards, 13 rushing touchdowns and seven two-point conversions.
Dailey and his wife, Carrie, have one daughter, Stella June.
Dailey at a Glance
Year at Liberty: First
2011 (1 year) – Bethune-Cookman (QB)
2010 (1 year) – Kansas (On-campus RC)
2008-09 (2 years) – Buffalo (TE, Off. GA)
Recruiting Area: Virginia Beach, New Jersey, Delaware, Central Florida
Education: B.A., African-American Studies (North Carolina, '07)
Hometown: Jersey City, N.J.
Child: Stella June and Noah Hansen