Virginia Military Institute has tapped an experienced B1G assistant and analyst for the head coaching position.

The school announced the hiring of Danny Rocco, an experienced coach and analyst who was most recently serving as a Senior Defensive Analyst with Penn State.

Speaking to the press about his hiring, Rocco thanked the Institute and briefly outlined his short-term plan for the team.

“It’s an honor to be here, it’s a great opportunity for me and my family,” Rocco said. “I’m very appreciative of General Wins and his support and Jim Miller, who I worked for at Richmond. I’m at an Institution that has a great history and a proud history. They play in a really good conference, I’m familiar with the SoCon having been an FCS Head Coach for 16 seasons. First and foremost, I want to get to meet the cadet-athletes, I want to be able to get to know them and make a positive impact in their lives as we work together to win football games and adhere to our core values”

Rocco had stints as head coach at Delaware, Richmond, and Liberty before his arrival at Penn State earlier this year. Rocco also spent time with the New York Jets as a special teams coach in the NFL back in 2000. Rocco has four Big South Conference Championships, three Colonial Athletic Association Championships, and five FCS playoff appearances under his belt as a head coach.