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Football Coaching Staff
A.J. Conley
Kicking Coach

Conley is in his second year on the Hornet staff as kickers coach. Prior to the 2017 campaign, Delaware State punter Fidel Romo-Martinez and placekicker Wisdom Nzidee were named to the Preseason All-MEAC Third Team.

Romo-Martinez has led the MEAC and ranked among the top five among all FCS players in punting for much of the 2017 season. As of Nov. 6, he was fifth in the nation with a 44.4 yard average. Romo-Martinez was named MEAC Special Teams Player-of-the-Week after averaging 48.0 yards on seven kicks vs. FBS West Virginia on Sep. 16. He had four punts of 50-yards-or-more yards in the game, including a long of 57 that was fielded at the WVU nine yard line.

Nzidee has been nearly perfect in his placekicking this season. He is 7-for-8 on field goal tries, including a career-long 47-yard conversion vs. North Carolina A&T on Oct. 7. He is 12-for-12 on extra point tries this year (as of Nov. 6).  

Conley's experience includes 12 years as a junior league coach, 11 with the Stanton Clippers of the CTJFL and one year with the Stanton Raiders of the NCCJFL.

Conley also coached two years with the National Minor Football League Delaware Clippers and one year with the minor league Delaware Warlocks.  

The last fifteen years he has coached in the Delaware high school ranks, nine with The Tatnall School and six at Thomas McKean H.S. (his alma mater), both in Wilmington.

In 2013 Conley and his family were inducted into the Thomas McKean High School Hall of Fame.

Conley is a graduate of the McCarrie School of Health Sciences (1977) and the University of Delaware (1995).

A.J. and his wife (and his coach) of 35 years, Sandy, live in Wilmington, Delaware. They have two sons; Albie (IV) and his wife Dr. Amanda Conley; and Austin (Cassie Conley).

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Position: Kicking Coach
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
Alma Mater: McCarrie School of Health Sciences
Graduating Year: 1977
Experience: 1st Year
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