Alma Mater: Charleston Southern, '98
Office Phone: 321-5156
Daric Riley enters his second season back at Newberry College, coaching the secondary. He is in his 14th season coaching in the collegiate ranks.
In 2011, Riley coached safety David Davis to a second team all-SAC honor. Riley was also Newberry’s secondary coach for a season in 2003.
In four years as a graduate assistant at Clemson, Riley worked with bandit ends, sam linebackers, the secondary and special teams.
Riley arrived at Clemson after spending the 2004-2006 seasons at NCAA Division II Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. While at Truman State, he coached all four positions in the secondary and coordinated all phases of the program’s special teams. While at Truman, Riley coached five all-conference players and coached one player to the all-region team.
Riley was on the first-ever football staff at Pikeville College in Pikeville, Ky., under former Newberry head coach Zak Willis. Riley’s second coaching position was at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn. During the 2000 season Riley was again instrumental in assisting a defense that ranked number one in the nation in interceptions with 30 interceptions and only eight touchdowns against. It was at Fairfield that he coached Steve Dogmantis from Pennsylvania who was Riley’s first AP All-American, Conference Defensive Player of the Year and national leader in interceptions with 13.
Riley started his coaching career at his alma mater, Charleston Southern University, where he assisted Todd Knight with the secondary. During the spring season, he also had an opportunity to coach the outside linebackers prior to leaving for Fairfield. Riley is a native of Beaufort, where his parents currently reside. Riley graduated with a master’s degree at Clemson University in May of 2009.