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Joe Dailey

Assistant Coach - Quarterbacks

College: North Carolina ('08)
Start Date: 1/5/12
Email: lufootball@liberty.edu

 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.

During his first season at Liberty, Dailey helped continue a recent trend of developing some of the best quarterbacks in program history.

Under his direction, redshirt freshman quarterback Josh Woodrum took over as the Flames' starting quarterback and finished the year with national recognition.

Midway through the season, Woodrum was added to the Jerry Rice Award watch list, finishing the year No. 13 in the final voting for the top FCS freshman in the country.

Woodrum finished his first year under center throwing for 1,966 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Pat Kelly was Woodrum's top option throughout the year. The wide receiver finished the year with 80 receptions for 857 yards, allowing him to become the fifth receiver in program history to surpass the 2,000-career receiving mark.

During the offseason, Dailey was given the chance to participate in the NFL-NCAA Coaches Academy. The organization provides an opportunity for current and former NFL players who are looking to continue their careers on the football sidelines to learn leadership, management and administrative skills from football coaches at all levels.

Dailey came 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.

Prior to his current role at Liberty's quarterback coach, Dailey's most recent connection with Gill was at Kansas, when he 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).

During his first season as the tight ends coach, Dailey helped senior tight end Jesse Rack earn all-conference honors. 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 a daughter, Stella June, and a son, Noah Hansen.

Dailey at a Glance
Year at Liberty: Second
Coaching Experience:
2012 (1 year) – Liberty (QB)
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, Nebraska and Kansas
Education: B.A., African-American Studies (North Carolina, '07)
Hometown: Freehold, N.J.
Wife: Carrie
Children: Stella June and Noah Hansen