By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Delaware Valley College out in Doylestown has been one of the premier Division III college football programs in the region for more than a decade under the tutelage of outstanding head coaches in G.A. Mangus and Jim Clements. Now, Duke Greco is looking to continue that tradition.
Greco, who spent the last 8 years as Del Val’s offensive coordinator, has been promoted to head coach to take over for Clements, who left to take over the program at Division II Kutztown University.
“I’m very excited to take over the program,” Greco tells KYW Newsradio. “We’ve had a great tradition here. Coach Clements did a great job, Coach Mangus before (him). Hopefully, I can sit here and follow those guys we’ve had. The one thing that’s been consistent here is we’ve had great kids, and the guys here have already bought in with what we’re doing and are excited for the upcoming season.”
Clements leaves as the winningest coach in Del Val history. He went 66-24 in eight seasons, won four Middle Atlantic Conference titles and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament three times.
Greco has spent 11 years on staff with the Aggies, coaching various positions prior to becoming offensive coordinator. He also played his college ball for Del Val, spending time as a defensive back before settling in at quarterback and throwing for 3,974 yards and 45 touchdowns during his career.