Delaware State is celebrating a new beginning in its athletics department. DSU this week invited alumni, donors, fans and friends of the university to meet and help officially welcome new Director of Athletics Dr. Scott Gines, new head football coach Rod Milstead and new head basketball coaches Eric Skeeters and David Caputo to the Hornet family.

Gines was a vice-president and Director of Athletics at Texas A&M-Kingsville before coming to Delaware State.

Milstead, one of the most decorated athletes in Delaware State history before a professional football career, returned to his alma earlier this year. This is his first college head coach position.

Skeeters has served as an assistant coach for more than two decades, including stops at Virginia Tech, George Mason, South Florida, UMBC and Coppin State, his alma mater. Earlier this year, he helped lead UMBC to an upset of top-ranked Virginia, the first victory by a number 16 seed over a number one in the history of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Caputo is DSU’s new women’s basketball head coach. His career is highlighted by six conference championships in seven seasons as a head coach, a 136-59 overall record, including 95-16 against conference opponents, two NCAA Tournament appearances and four nationally-ranked teams.

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