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Joe DaileyPassing Game Coordinator/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.
During his two seasons at Liberty, Dailey has helped continue a recent trend of developing some of the best quarterbacks in program history.
Under his direction, Josh Woodrum has put together two of the best younger quarterbacking seasons in program history, positioning the rising junior to make a run at some of the program's longstanding records.
During Dailey's first 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.
Following his first year at Liberty, 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.
In 2013, Woodrum threw for 19 touchdowns and 2,581 yards, the second-highest passing season by a sophomore in program history. For his efforts, Woodrum was named to the Big South second-team all-conference list.
During his two seasons on staff, Dailey has helped the Flames win back-to-back shared Big South titles. Liberty also knocked off a pair of top 25 opponents (No. 6 Stony Brook in 2012 and No. 16 Charleston Southern in 2013), marking the third time in program history Liberty has defeated ranked teams in consecutive seasons.
Liberty has finished as one of the nation's leading teams in terms of passing efficiency the last two seasons. In 2013, Dailey's quarterbacks helped Liberty finish the year ranked No. 6 in the country in the statistical category (155.64).
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 and his master's degree in Executive Leadership from Liberty in 2014.
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: Third
2012-13 (2 years) – 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, Central Florida, New Jersey, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas and Nebraska
Education: B.A., African-American Studies (North Carolina, '07), M.A., Executive Leadership (Liberty, '14)
Hometown: Freehold, N.J.
Children: Stella June and Noah Hansen