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Brian Ginn

Assistant Special Teams

College: Delaware

Hometown: Yorktown, VA


Brian Ginn was promoted to assistant special teams coach in 2020, where he will work under coordinator Chris Tabor. Ginn completed his second season with the Bears as an offensive quality control coach in 2019. He possesses 20 years of coaching experience, including 18 at the collegiate level, all with the University of Delaware (2000-17).

In 2018, Ginn was part of an offensive staff that helped the Bears average 26.3 points per game, fourth-best in the NFC, and scored 24 or more points 11 times in 2018, the most since scoring 24+ points in 11 games in 1995, and were the only team to hold a second-half lead in every regular-season game in 2018.

While with the Blue Hens, Ginn held several coaching positions, overseeing the tight ends (2016), quarterbacks (2014-15), wide receivers (2001, 2006-07, 2013), passing game coordinator/wide receivers (2009-12), offensive coordinator/quarterbacks (2008) and running backs (2002-05). He got his coaching start in 2000 as a graduate assistant after playing quarterback for the Blue Hens from 1996-99.

During his 22 seasons affiliated with the Delaware football program as a player and coach, Ginn was a part of 17 winning seasons that captured five conference titles and six Lambert Cup championships while advancing to the NCAA tournament eight times. He helped Delaware capture a national title in 2003 and was part of a coaching staff that made it to the title game on two other occasions (2007 and 2010).

As the quarterbacks coach in 2014 he helped Delaware rank fifth in the Colonial Athletic Association in total offense (353.2) and second in the league and 13th in NCAA FCS in team pass completion percentage (.647). In 2010, his work with the receiving corps helped the Hens rank second in the CAA in scoring offense (27.9) and total offense (401.8) and third in passing offense (217.4). In 2007, Delaware led the CAA and ranked 11th nationally in passing offense (289.5 ypg) while wide receiver Aaron Love earned All-American honor after catching 73 passes for 1,009 yards to became Delaware's all-time leader in receptions.

While running backs coach in 2003, Ginn was instrumental in the development of Germaine Bennett and Antawn Jenkins. Bennett set a school single-season record with 1,625 yards while Jenkins surpassed 2,000 yards for his career. In 2005, Ginn coached third team All-American running back Omar Cuff, who ranked second in the Atlantic 10 with 109.5 ypg. As a team, the Hens ranked third in the Atlantic 10 with 195.0 rushing ypg. During the 2001 season, Ginn coached wide receiver Jamin Elliott to All-Atlantic 10 honors. Elliott would go on to be a sixth-round selection by the Bears in the 2002 NFL Draft.

While a quarterback at Delaware, Ginn was teammates with current Bears head coach Matt Nagy. He split time with Nagy as a junior in 1998 before suffering a season-ending broken leg in the third game of the season. As a senior captain in 1999, Ginn began the season as Nagy's backup but took over late in the season when Nagy was injured and threw for 997 yards and six touchdowns.

He and his wife, Rachele, have twin daughters, Addison and Riley, and son, Brayden.