David Corley
David Corley

Columbia, S.C.

Running Backs, Director of Player Engagement

Alma Mater:
William & Mary '02


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David Corley is in his second year as an assistant coach with UConn in 2015. Prior to being named at UConn, he spent six seasons (2008-2013) on the staff at Williams & Mary. This year at UConn, Corley will have position responsibility with the wide receivers and is the Special Teams Coordinator. He also serves as the Director of Player Engagement for the Husky program.

Corley joined the William & Mary staff in 2008 and spent the first two seasons as the running backs coach and the next three working with the quarterbacks. He spent 2013 as the wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator.

A 2002 graduate of William & Mary, Corley played professionally in the Canadian Football League with the Hamilton Tiger Cats (2003) and Calgary Stampeders (2006). He also was a member of the Arena Football League's New York Dragons (2005).

In his two seasons working with the running backs at William & Mary, he groomed tailback Jonathan Grimes into one of the nation's top players at the FCS level. Grimes set the Tribe's freshman records for both rushing and all-purpose yards and was named as a honorable mention All-American as a return specialist. Grimes follow-up sophomore campaign moved him into the program's career top-10 lists in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in just his second season. He eventually graduated as the most decorated player in Colonial Athletic Association history with 11 all-conference honors.

Corley returned to William & Mary, where he excelled as a four-year starter and multiple-time all-conference quarterback from 1999 through 2002. He wrote his name in nearly every significant passing record for the school, including graduating as the Tribe's all-time leader in passing yards (9,805), total offense (10,948) and touchdown passes (73).

Corley began his playing career by earning the league's Rookie of the Year honors after the 1999 season, where he started the final eight games of the Tribe's schedule. He twice led the league in passing efficiency (1999 and 2002) and earned postseason honors in each of his final four years.

Corley played an important role in helping lead the team to a conference title in 2001 and was selected as the squad's captain for the 2002 season. The native of Columbia, S.C., was named as the College's Outstanding Senior Athlete for the 2002-03 school year and was a two-time runner up for the prestigious Dudley Award, presented annually to the outstanding collegiate player in the state of Virginia.

Corley and his wife Brianne have a daughter, Charlie, and son, Bishop.

Year-By-Year With David Corley

Year School/Team Position
2008-09 William & Mary Running Backs
2010-12 William & Mary Quarterbacks
2013 William & Mary Wide Receivers/Passing Game Coordinator
2014 UConn Running Backs, Director of Player Engagement

Postseason Games As A Coach/Player

Year Game School/Team Result
2001 I-AA First Round William & Mary (player) lost to Appalachian State, 40-27
2005 AFL Conference Semifinals New York (player) lost to Orlando, 47-42
2006 CFL Division Semifinals Calgary (player) lost to Saskatchewan, 30-21
2009 FCS First Round William & Mary def. Weber State, 38-0
FCS Quarterfinals William & Mary def. Southern Illinois, 24-3
FCS Semifinals William & Mary lost to Villanova, 14-13
2010 FCS Second Round William & Mary lost to Georgia Southern, 31-15