- Sammy McCorkle
- Don Dobes
- Kevin Daft
- Keith Clark
- Duane Brooks
- Jerry Taylor
- Danny O’Dea
- Cheston Blackshear
- Steve Thames
- Joey McIntyre
- Dino Cauteruccio
- Kyle Cavanaugh
- Steve Ward
Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
Began collegiate playing career at Northern Michigan and was a member of the 1975 Division II national championship squad.
Two-time all-conference and academic all-state honoree at Illinois Wesleyan.
2014 defense led the Ivy League in pass defense efficiency, interceptions, and red zone defense.
Coached his son, Kevin, for three years at Princeton before coaching against him in first season at Dartmouth.
2013 Big Green led the Ivy League and ranked ninth nationally in fewest points allowed per game (19.5).
Has coached 13 first-team All-Ivy defensive players during his tenure at Dartmouth, and coached 25 first- or second-team All-Ivy linebackers in the last 21 seasons.
Now in his 36th season as a college coach, Dobes is in his fifth year with the Big Green as the defensive coordinator. The 1979 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan spent 16 years at Princeton before arriving in Hanover, and began his coaching career at Penn. Dobes has four children Stefanie and Kevin, who are 2007 and 2011 graduates of Princeton, respectively; Russell, a 2010 graduate of Burlington County College; and Trent, a senior at Rutgers.
Offensive Line Coach
Not only was a three-year starter on the offensive line, but also wrestled for two years at Lafayette.
Spent eight years on the FCS Assistant Coaches Committee, the last four as the chair.
Coached an offensive line that has paved the way for a 1,000-yard rusher in three of the past four seasons and helped a Big Green back break the single-game rushing record at Dartmouth three times.
Dartmouth ranked among the top 12 nationally in fewest sacks allowed in 2010 and 2011, and led the Ivy League in rushing yards per game in 2013 (18th nationally).
Has coached seven first-team All-Ivy offensive linemen during his tenure at Dartmouth.
Associate Head Coach/Defensive Backs/Special Teams Coordinator
As a player, helped Florida win four consecutive SEC championships.
The Dartmouth secondary has allowed the fewest passing yards per game in Ivy play in three of the past four seasons.
In 2014, Dartmouth led the Ivy League in interceptions with 10.
Among his defensive backs at Dartmouth, he has coached six first-team All-Ivy selections.
A member of Head Coach Teevens’ staff since his return to Hanover in 2005, McCorkle begins his 13th season at Dartmouth in 2017. Promoted to Associate Head Coach in 2013, the 1997 Florida graduate has also coached at his alma mater and Tennessee-Martin. He and his wife, Vicki, have three daughters, Madison, Allie and Campbell.
Wide Receivers Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Played quarterback at Bowie State University.
Coached wide receivers and served as recruiting coordinator at Virginia State University.
Has recruited Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C. and Georgia.
Coming to Hanover in the summer of 2014, Jerry Taylor was promoted to wide receivers coach in January, 2015. Taylor served as the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Virginia State University, in addition to coaching stops at Saint Francis University and University of Richmond. He and his wife Narissa reside in Hanover, NH.
Graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1999.
Kevin Daft was hired as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in February of 2017. Daft comes to Hanover with more than a decade of collegiate coaching experience, most recently at his alma mater, the University of California, Davis.
Daft spent the last five years on the staff at UC Davis, serving as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the past four. Last fall, the Aggies averaged over 28 points and nearly 400 total yards — of which 238 came through the air — all of which were the highest totals for the program in eight years. UC Davis also ranked 14th among FCS schools in fewest interceptions thrown (7) and 10th in fewest turnovers lost (13) under his guidance in 2016.
The year prior, Daft’s offense was terrific at ball control as well, ranking second in the nation in time of possession and 12th in completion percentage (.645), not to mention fifth in red zone offense, scoring on over 90 percent of trips inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. His 2014 offense was also among the top 20 nationally in completion percentage (.644, 12th) and team passing efficiency (146.28, 19th). The top-two rushing totals at UC Davis of the past 14 years came during his watch as well.
Prior to his first season with the Aggies as the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2012, Daft spent a season as the wide receivers coach and assisted on special teams in the United Football League with the Omaha Nighthawks under Joe Moglia, a former Dartmouth assistant coach and the current head coach at Coastal Carolina. There he oversaw the league’s leading wide receiver, Chris Davis, who averaged over seven catches and 60 yards per game.
Daft was on the coaching staff for seven seasons at California, the first three as a graduate assistant working with the offensive line as the Bears qualified for a bowl game each season, winning the Las Vegas Bowl in 2005 and the Holiday Bowl in 2006. He was elevated to the quarterbacks coach in 2007, helping Cal to a victory in the Armed Forces Bowl, then took over the duties of coaching the wide receivers for three years with another bowl victory along the way.
Among his former players that are currently competing in the NFL are Keenan Allen with the Los Angeles Chargers, Marvin Jones with the Detroit Lions, Jeremy Ross with the Arizona Cardinals and Kaelin Clay with the Baltimore Ravens.
A two-time captain and All-American quarterback at UC Davis, Daft set five NCAA Division II records while throwing for 7,601 yards and 68 touchdowns in his collegiate career. He was a finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy, the Division II version of the Heisman Trophy, and was inducted into the Cal Aggie Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005. He graduated from UC Davis with a degree in biology in 1999.
Daft was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft and was with the team during its run to Super Bowl XXXIV before signing contracts with the San Diego Chargers, Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers before returning to the Titans in 2002. He saw action in NFL Europe with the Scottish Claymores and Amdsterdam Admirals, leading the Claymores to the World Bowl in 2000 and setting an NFL Europe career record with 30 touchdown passes. Daft was also a member of the San Jose SaberCats (2003) and Indiana Firebirds (2004) in the Arena Football League.
Senior Assistant Equipment Manager
Is an avid golfer and a former 2-time All-Marine Golf Champion.
Works as a high school varsity basketball official in the state of Vermont.
Prior to coming to Dartmouth in 2001, Steve Ward spent 26 years on active duty with the United States Marine Corps. He retired in 2001, achieving the coveted rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5 (CWO-5), an accomplishment of which he is very proud. He and his wife Terry reside in Piermont, NH and have two daughters. Deanna 33, is married and resides in Richmond, VA and Danielle, 28, is married and resides in Cornish, NH.
Offensive Tackles and Tight Ends
Graduated from University of Florida in 2000.
Played for the Orlando Rage of the XFL in 2000-01.
Blackshear played in four bowl games, including the 1997 Sugar Bowl when the Gators won the national championship.
Running Backs Coach
Graduated from UNH in 2014.
Starting defensive back at UNH from 2012-2014.
4 consecutive season making an appearance in FCS Playoffs as a player.
Won CAA Conference Championship as a coach in 2015.
Thames grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland before attending UNH. After making four consecutive FCS Playoff appearances and winning two CAA conference championships, he began his coaching career at JMU. At JMU he worked with the secondary during a CAA conference championship run. He now oversees the running backs at Dartmouth.
Nickels/Assistant Secondary Coach
1994 Graduate of the University of San Diego
Was a head coach/assistant head coach in the Prep School ranks for the last 15 years.
Placed 153 players into all levels of college programs.
Coach O’Dea joins the Dartmouth staff after being a head coach/assistant head coach in the Prep School ranks for the last 15 years. Coach O’Dea helped to orchestrate major improvements in the programs at three different prep schools including The Hun School of Princeton, Cheshire Academy, and The Lawrenceville School. His teams produced over 150 student-athletes into college football while being successful on the field winning a total of seven championships. O’Dea has coached all aspects of his teams including coordinating the offense and special teams. Coach O’Dea will join the Dartmouth staff as an assistant special teams coach. His wife, Carol Lynn is a neonatologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and they have one son Patrick, age 4.
Director of Football Operations
Graduated from UNC in 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Sport Administration.
After graduation, served as an Operations Assistant at UNC for two years.
4 year equipment manager at UNC.
The Holbrook, MA native is charged with the day-to-day logistics of the program and currently resides in Hanover.
Defensive Line Coach/Pro Liaison
Weighed just two pounds when he was born.
Has a younger sister who is an ordained minister.
Also coached women’s squash and men’s basketball at Colby, the latter for the father of current Dartmouth Senior Associate AD Richard Whitmore.
All-time favorite athlete is Muhammad Ali.
In 15 years at Yale, coached 22 defensive linemen who earned All-Ivy honors.
Director of Recruiting, Operations, & External Relations/Camp Director
McIntyre served as the wide receivers coach and freshmen defensive coordinator at Hartford High School, which has won the state title four of the past five years, including 2011 with a perfect 11-0 record.
He went on to join the staff at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction, VT, when the facility opened its doors in 2009, elevating from a part-time employee to the Director of Customer Services.
He received his bachelor’s degree in sports administration from Castleton State, while minoring in coaching and business administration.
Entering his fourth season, first in his newly expanded role as Director of Recruiting, Operations & External Relations. McIntyre ensures the Dartmouth football program runs smoothly behind the scenes, oversees all recruiting functions and assists with fundraising initiatives. After playing football in a postgraduate year at Bridgton Academy, the Vermont native went to Bryant University to play on the gridiron. He transferred to Castleton State and was a member of the hockey and lacrosse programs while earning his degree in sports administration.
Offensive Quality Control
Graduated from Endicott College in 2015.
4 year varsity hockey player for Endicott.
Trained in STRIVR, a virtual reality training system.