Jan. 18, 2006
Charlottesville - Virginia head football coach Al Groh announced today the hiring of Dave Borbely as an assistant coach. Borbely will coach the Cavaliers' offensive line. For the last four seasons Borbely, 46, worked as the offensive line coach at Colorado for Gary Barnett. His resume also includes coaching experience at Notre Dame, Stanford, Tulane, Temple and Rice.
Borbely's wide-range of coaching experiences has allowed him to develop an extensive recruiting base, including the northeast and west coast. He has coached for some of the top names in collegiate football including Barnett, Tyrone Willingham and Phillip Fulmer.
"Dave brings a lot of experience not only as a coach, but as a recruiter from high-profile programs with very strong academic reputations," Groh said. "He knows the type of student-athlete we want to have on our team, who can also excel in a demanding academic setting. His background is similar to the type of offensive system we have in place and at the same time he has some fresh ideas that can enhance our schemes. He will be a good addition to our staff."
During Borbely's four years at Colorado the Buffs made three bowl appearances, and won the Big 12 Northern Division on three occasions. In 2002, his first season with the Buffs, Colorado finished sixth in the nation in rushing. Last year he coached Mark Fenton, a first-team All-Big 12 performer who was one of six finalists for the Dave Riminigton Award presented to the nation's top center.
Prior to his stint at Colorado, Borbely was the offensive line coach at Notre Dame from 1998 to 2001. He coached the entire offensive line in 1998 and 1999 and solely the guards and centers in 2000 and 2001. While with the Irish, he coached in two New Year's Day bowls ('99 Gator and '01 Fiesta). During each of his first seasons with the Irish the Notre Dame offense ranked in the top-30 nationally in rushing.
From 1995 to 1997 Borbely was the offensive line coach at Stanford where he helped the Cardinal to Liberty and Sun Bowl invitations following the '95 and '96 seasons. In 1996, Borbely had two linemen Brad Badger and Nate Paks selected in the NFL draft.
His previous assistant coaching stops included Tulane from 1992 to 1994, Temple from 1989 to 1991 and Rice from 1986 to 1988. Borbely coached briefly at Kansas in 2002 before joining the staff at Colorado.
Borbely started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Evansville from 1981 to 1982. He was the freshman defensive line coach at Pennsylvania in 1983 and received his first coaching opportunity on the Division I level as a graduate assistant for Phillip Fulmer at Tennessee from 1984 to 1985.
A native of Hammond, Ind., Borbely earned his bachelor of arts degree in history from DePauw (Indiana) University and a master of arts in secondary education from the University of Evansville in 1982. At DePauw, he earned four letters in football and twice was named the team's top lineman. He and his five, Bev, have three children.
Cavalier Tennis Programs Joining ForcesMen's Tennis6/21/17UVA's new head tennis coaches -- Andres Pedroso for the men and Sara O'Leary for the women -- want their programs to work closely together.Catching Up With Cherie Greer BrownWomen's Lacrosse6/19/17A 1994 graduate of UVA, where she was a three-time first-team All-American, the former Cherie Greer ranks among the finest players in lacrosse history.European Trip Strengthens Team's BondsWomen's Soccer6/14/17The Virginia women's soccer team recently returned from a trip to Europe, where the Cavaliers played two games in France and one in Germany.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Mendenhall Elevates Vic So’oto to Defensive Line Coach
Football | 6/21/2017
Virginia football head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced Wednesday (June 21) that Vic So’ot...
Two Graduate Transfers Will Not Enroll at UVA
Football | 6/9/2017
Virginia head football coach Bronco Mendenhall announced that two graduate transfers who...
Kickoff Times Announced for Virginia's First Three Football ...
Football | 5/31/2017
As part of the announcement of early-season football television selections, the Atlantic Coast...
Former UVA Player/Coach Sonny Randle Passes Away
Football | 5/24/2017
Ulmo “Sonny” Randle, a former Virginia football standout and the 35th head coach in...
Virginia Football Single-Game Tickets On Sale Now
Football | 5/19/2017
Single-game tickets and Value Packages for the 2017 season are on sale now.
Blanding and Kiser Named to Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List
Football | 5/15/2017
Virginia free safety Quin Blanding and inside linebacker Micah Kiser have been named to the 2017 ...
Virginia and Liberty Announce Football Series
Football | 05/13/2017
Virginia and Liberty announced today (May 13) the first football series between the two programs....
Notre Dame and Virginia Add Future Football Dates
Football | 05/11/2017
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today (May 11) additional dates the Notre Dame football ...
- Online Stores