|Title:||Assistant Football Coach/Wide Receivers|
|Previous College:||Maryland '85|
|Recruiting Territory:||Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Roanoke, DC, MD, DE|
Daryl Grose is in his seventh year at Hampden-Sydney College during 2019, serving his second year as the wide receivers coach for the program. He is in his 24th season overall coaching football, having first worked with Head Coach Marty Favret at Catholic University of America from 1994-97.
Recruiting Territory | Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Roanoke, DC, MD, DE
Last season, Grose coached First Team All-ODAC selection Major Morgan, who was also named the Commonwealth’s Small College Wide Receiver of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Richmond. The Tigers were second in the ODAC in passing yards per game (381.0), while Morgan led the ODAC in receptions (81), receiving yards (1,143) and receiving yards per game (127.0), and was second in receiving touchdowns (12). Morgan led Division III in receiving yards per game, as well, and was fifth in receptions per game and 20th in receiving touchdowns.
In 2017, Grose coached the defensive secondary for the Tigers with Kendall Blankenship and Brian Gwaltney both earning Second Team All-ODAC honors.
Grose coached the tight ends and H-Backs at H-SC during 2012-13, helping the Tigers to an ODAC Championship and an NCAA Playoff victory in 2013. John Michael Sparagna was Third Team All-ODAC in 2012 at H-Back, while Joey Druhan gained Second Team All-ODAC accolades in 2013 at tight end. Grose served as an offensive consultant in 2011 when H-SC won another ODAC title with an NCAA Playoff appearance, as well.
Grose first arrived at H-SC along with Coach Favret in 2000, serving one season as the assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator. His defensive unit finished fourth in Division III and led the ODAC in turnovers gained (39 overall, 23 in conference games), and was second in the ODAC in scoring defense (25.8) and pass defense efficiency (111.0) in conference games. Grose coached defensive back Chris Scott, who earned All-America and First Team All-ODAC honors that season. Scott led the ODAC in interceptions with seven, which tied for eighth in Division III, as well.
Grose served alongside Coach Favret at Catholic from 1994-97 as the assistant offensive coordinator, helping engineer one of the most productive offenses in Division III. As the offensive line coach in 1994 and wide receiver coach thereafter, he assisted in the development of six All-Americas. In 1997, the undefeated and NCAA Playoff-bound Cardinals finished fifth nationally in total offense (489.4), was sixth in scoring (42.6) and eighth in passing offense (310.4). Grose coached wide receiver Jeff Clay, a finalist for the Melberger Award (DIII Player of the Year), who earned First Team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and led the nation in receptions per game (11.2) and receiving yards per game (162.5), and was 11th in scoring (12.0) and 25th in all-purpose yards (165.2).
Grose is a native of Rockville, Maryland and currently resides in Hampden-Sydney. He has a son, Kenny, who attends Northern Arizona University, and two daughters, Sarah and April, who reside in Rockville, Maryland and Scottsdale, Arizona, respectively.