Day is in his second stint on the Delaware State coaching staff. He previously served under head coach Al Lavan as quarterbacks coach, then offensive coordinator with the Hornets for three seasons from 2004 to ’06. During the 2004 to ’05 seasons, Delaware State compiled a 15-7 overall record and 11-4 mark in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
In 2006, with Day as offensive coordinator, the Hornets were 8-3 overall and 6-2 in the MEAC, their best record in each since 1991.
DSU’s 2006 squad ranked second in the MEAC in scoring offense at 30.5 points per game and in rushing 191.3 yards per game. The Hornets topped the 60-point mark in two games that season, scoring 63 vs. St. Francis (62-
38) and 60 against Concord (62-0).
That season, senior running back Emmanuel Marc was second in the MEAC with 1,230 yards rushing, the fourth-best single season total in team history and the last time a Hornet reached the 1,000-yard mark. In 2006, Marc was tied for first in the league with 12 rushing touchdowns and tied for third in total touchdowns and scoring at 6.5 points per game. Marc, who averaged 6.6 yards per carry, was named to the 2016 All-MEAC Second Team.
Also that season, Delaware State wide receiver Shaheer McBride was an All-MEAC First Team selection after catching 55 passes for 852 yards and 11 touchdowns. McBride was second in the MEAC in receiving yards (77.5 pg) and touchdown catches, and third in the league in receptions (5.0 pg) in 2006.
In 2005, Delaware State quarterback Vashon Winton was named MEAC Rookie-of-the-Year after completing 133-of-252 passes for 1,485 yards (52.8%) and 10 touchdowns that season.
In 2004, Day’s first season with the Hornets, quarterback Bryan Botts passed for a school-record 430 yards (still standing) vs. Morgan State. Botts completed 37 of 51 passes in the game.
His college coaching experience also includes 12 seasons as an assistant at Frostburg State (Md.) from 1992 to 2003, including the last seven as offensive coordinator.
Day was named associate head coach of the Bobcats prior to the 2002 season. That year, Frostburg led the Atlantic Central Football Conference in scoring (32.0 ppg), passing offense (276.7 ypg) and total offense (432.5 ypg). The team also compiled a league-best 238 first downs and allowed just 11 sacks in 427 pass attempts.
Also in 2002, Frostburg State quarterback Grant Burrough was selected as ACFC Offensive Player-of-the-Year and earned Don Hansen Football Gazette NCAA Division III All-South Region honors after setting 12 school records that season.
Day’s 2001 FSU offensive averaged 30.9 points per game and 371.6 yards per contest.
In 1999, the Bobcats led the ACFC in scoring (27.6 ppg), total yards (4,209) and passing yards (2,116), while ranking second in the league in rushing yards (2,093). Also in 1999, Frostburg State receiver Greg Cooper was ACFC co-Offensive Player-of-the-Year after leading the league with 69 receptions for 974 yards and a school single-season record-tying 10 touchdown catches. Cooper also equaled a school record with 16 receptions in a game and finished his career as the Bobcats’ career leader in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches.
Quarterback Jason Henry also set FSU records for single-season and career total offense (379 and 4,997 yards, respectively) and tied the school’s career mark of 39 touchdowns under Day’s direction.
As a player, Day was a two-year letterwinner as a defensive back for Frostburg State from 1989 to ’91.
He earned a bachelor’s in Health and Physical Education from FSU in 1994 and a master’s in the same field in 1996.
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