Outside Linebackers
Alma Mater: Charleston Southern
Graduating Year: 1999
Experience: 1st Year


Daric Riley is in his first season as outside linebackers coach at Old Dominion.

Riley comes to ODU after spending the 2018 season coaching the safeties at East Carolina. He coached sophomore Davondre Robinson to a 77 tackle season, finishing second on the team.

Prior to ECU, he was a special teams analyst for three years at SMU, and before that was the special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach in 2014 at UAB. While with the Mustangs, Riley helped a unit which rated among the nation's best in blocked kicks with statistical ranks of seventh, 23rd and 11th in 2015, 2016 and 2017, respectively. He also was part of a SMU program which made a DXL Frisco Bowl appearance in 2017 before finishing with a 7-6 record.

In 2013, Riley was the special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach for the No. 10 defense in FCS at Jacksonville State. In his lone season at JSU, the Gamecocks went 11-4 and advanced to the FCS quarterfinals.

Prior to that he spent two years at Newberry College (SC).

From 2007-10, Riley worked as a defensive graduate assistant coach at Clemson under head coaches Tommy Bowden and Dabo Swinney and experienced postseason appearances in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Gator Bowl, Music City Bowl and Meineke Car Care Bowl as well as the 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game.

Riley began his coaching career at his alma mater, Charleston Southern, as a defensive graduate assistant.  He was a four-year member of the CSU squad and was team captain as a senior.

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