2/5- Kulpmont Native Bob Chesney Tabbed as Football Head Coach

Published 02/05 2013 06:49PM

Updated 02/05 2013 06:56PM

Worcester, Mass. (February 5) -- Assumption College has named Bob Chesney as its football head coach, as announced by Nick Smith, Assumption College director of athletics. Chesney succeeds Cory Bailey, who resigned in January to take a position at Coastal Carolina University.

"I am excited to welcome Bob Chesney to the Assumption College community and to our football program," said Smith. "He has proven that he can win on the football field and I expect that he will bring that success to Assumption as we strive for excellence on the field, in the classroom and in the community."

Chesney comes to Assumption from Salve Regina University, where he posted a 23-9 record during his three seasons as head coach. He coached 30 All-Conference selections, two All-Americans, 41 Academic All-Conference selections and one Academic All-American and his defense consistently ranked among the league and national leaders.

Most recently, Chesney guided his 2012 team to a 9-2 overall record and a perfect 5-0 mark at home. The Seahawks also advanced to the NEFC Championship Game after posting a 7-1 mark in league play.

In addition to the team's work on the field, the Seahawks were recognized as the Child and Family's Volunteers of the Year for their commitment to their foster home program and after-school homework club.

Prior to his arrival at Salve, Chesney worked as a member of the football staff at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. from 2005-2010. He began his time there as a defensive assistant and special teams coach for four seasons before being promoted to associate head coach in 2009.

Chesney's other coaching experience includes time at King's College (Pa.), Delaware Valley College (Pa.) and Norwich University (Vt.).

A 2000 graduate of Dickinson College (Pa.), Chesney earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. At Dickinson, he was a four-year varsity letter winner and a two-time All-Centennial Conference selection in 1998 and 1999. He was also the 1997 recipient of the Vincent Correal MVP Award and served as the team captain in 1999.

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