|Position:||Special Assistant to the Head Coach|
Dave Borbely is in his second season with the Terps and first in his new role as Special Assistant to the Head Coach.
Borbely, who has 35 years of coaching experience, coached the Maryland offensive line in 2016. He has also coached the offensive line at Stanford, Notre Dame, Colorado, Louisville and Virginia.
Maryland’s rushing offense thrived in Borbely's first season with the Terps. Maryland totaled 2,594 yards on the ground, marking just the seventh time in the history of the program (and first since 2003) the Terps eclipsed 2,500 rushing yards. The team also posted 26 rushing touchdowns – the most since 2007.
Prior to Maryland, Borbely served as offensive line coach at Virginia during the 2015 season. It marked his fifth season overall in Charlottesville as Borbely was UVA’s running game coordinator and offensive line coach from 2006-09.
During his first stint at UVA, Borbely tutored senior offensive tackle Eugene Monroe to several 2008 All-America squads, including second-team honors by the Associated Press and Walter Camp Football Foundation. Monroe also received the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given to the ACC's top blocker. In his time with the Cavaliers, Borbely also coached Branden Albert, a third-team AP All-American in 2007, as well as offensive guard Austin Pasztor in 2008 and 2009, who later was a second-team AP All-American in 2011. All three offensive linemen are now in the NFL.
In between his two stints at Virginia, Borbely was on Charlie Strong’s staff at Louisville (2010-13) for four seasons before spending the 2014 season helping lead Colorado State-Pueblo to the NCAA DII national championship. He served as the running game coordinator and offensive line coach at both stops.
Borbely’s teams have reached 14 bowl games, including the Sugar Bowl (1986, 2013) and the Fiesta Bowl (2001). He helped Louisville earn three bowl game wins and a postseason appearance in each of his four seasons there. The Cardinals captured the 2012 and 2013 BIG EAST title and won the 2013 Sugar Bowl over Florida. During Borbely's final two seasons at Louisville, the Cardinals went a combined 23-3 and were ranked amongst the nation's top 20 programs both seasons.
In his time at Louisville, Borbely helped guide and develop two all-conference offensive lineman in 2010, 2012 and 2013 as well as Jake Smith, Louisville's first FWAA freshman All-American in 2011. Included in that bunch was walk-on Alex Kupper, now playing for the Houston Texans, and 2011 NFL Draft sixth-round selection Byron Stingily of the Tennessee Titans.
Prior to his first stint with UVA, Borbely spent four seasons as the offensive line coach at Colorado for Gary Barnett.
Borbely's wide-range of coaching experience 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, Strong, Tyrone Willingham and Phillip Fulmer.
During Borbely's four years at Colorado, the Buffs made three bowl appearances and won the Big 12 Northern Division three times. In 2002, his first season with the Buffs, Colorado finished sixth in the nation in rushing. In 2005, 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. While with the Irish, he coached in two New Year's Day bowls (1999 Gator and 2001 Fiesta). During each of his first three 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 Parks, 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 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 (Ind.) 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.
Borbely and his wife, Bev, have three children - Joseph, Laura and Brian.