Monday, May 2, 2011

Priore Adds McIntyre, Hemphill To Coaching Staff

Stony Brook, N.Y.  – Stony Brook head football coach Chuck Priore has announced the addition of Bobby McIntyre and Lyle Hemphill to his staff on Monday.

McIntyre, who will coach the Seawolves’ linebackers, brings 30 years of coaching experience, serving in the same capacity at Bryant last season.  McIntyre also coached at Hofstra, working with eight players who went on to sign NFL contracts.  A 1976 graduate of Salem College in West Virginia, McIntyre returned to the college game in 2008 when he coached at Nassau Community College.

McIntyre takes over for Greg Toop, who retired from coaching.

“Coach McIntyre brings a wealth of experience and character to our team,” Priore said.  “He’s been a winning coach at many different levels.”

Hemphill, who will work with the Seawolves’ secondary, comes to Stony Brook after a year at Delaware as its cornerbacks coach.  Anthony Bratton, who led all CAA defensive backs with 99 tackles and Anthony Walters, who was tied for second in the nation with seven interceptions, were among many Blue Hens who earned all-conference honors.

“Coach Hemphill has a strong understanding and knowledge of recruiting as he understands the type of student-athletes we’re looking to bring in to Stony Brook,” Priore said.

No stranger to Long Island, Hemphill coached four years at Hofstra.  During his time with the Pride, he served in a number of capacities, including recruiting coordinator and special teams coach.

A 2002 graduate of Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, Hemphill began his coaching career at Delaware Valley College.  He played high school football at St. Elizabeth for his father, Joe, one of the most successful coaches in Delaware history.

Hemphill replaces Joe Tricario, who accepted a position at Massachusetts last week.