Good news keeps coming for Carty family; Ryan will be next Delaware head coach

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Ryan Carty – who has served for four seasons as the Offensive Coordinator at Sam Houston State in Huntsville, Texas, will be introduced Monday as the next head coach of the University of Delaware, where he won a national championship as a collegiate player in 2003.

The hiring of Carty was announced today by Athletic Director Chrissi Rawak.

“I could not be more excited and proud to bring Coach Carty and his wife Katie home to the University of Delaware,” Rawak said today in a statement.

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“I’m so humbled and excited to be involved in ushering in a new phase of one of the elite traditions in all of college football,” said Carty, in a statement. “My own student-athlete experience at the University of Delaware prepared me for this moment.”

Carty has been a winner at all levels. He was inducted into the Somerville Hall of Fame in 2007, graduating in 2002, lettering three years in football, one at wide receiver, two at quarterback; he holds several school passing records. In addition to winning a national title with Delaware in 2003, he helped Sam Houston State to the FCS championship last season.

His brother, Kevin Carty, Jr., just wrapped up a 13-0 season as the head coach of Hillsborough, racking up a program record number of wins, and winning the school’s first state title in 21 years. His dad, Kevin Sr., is an assistant on his staff.

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Kevin Jr. says his brother plans to remain with Sam Houston State as long as they’re alive in the playoffs. The Bearkats play Montana State tomorrow night at 7:30 in Huntsville in the NCAA FCS quarterfinals. He says his brother will fly to Delaware for Monday’s introductory presser, and if Sam Houston is still playing, fly back to Huntsville for as long as their season lasts.

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