His name has been buzzing around Louisville circles for more than a week, but Wednesday Dave Borbely was officially announced as Louisville's new offensive line coach. The veteran assistant has had stops at Stanford, Notre Dame and Virginia, and has a history with UofL offensive coordinator Mike Sanford. Check out the official University press release inside.
BORBELY HIRED AS OL COACH
University of Louisville head football coach Charlie Strong announced Dave Borbely has joined the Cardinals football coaching staff. He becomes the sixth member of Strong's staff and will serve as the offensive line coach. Strong is in the process of hiring two more positions to finish the offensive staff. He still needs a linebacker coach on defense to finish off the staff.
"I am very pleased to announce that Dave Borbely will be the offensive line coach at Louisville," said Strong. "Dave is one of the most respected offensive line coaches in the country and I'm fortunate to have him as a member of our staff. Coach Borbely brings a lot of experience to our program."
Borbely joins Strong's staff after spending the past four seasons as the offensive line coach at the University of Virginia. He served as the running game coordinator and offensive line coach and has coached some of the most successful linemen in the history of the Virginia football
Borbely coached senior offensive tackle Eugene Monroe in 2008 to several All-American squads including second-team honors by the Associated Press and Walter Camp Football Foundation. Monroe, a first-team All-ACC selection, was also voted the winner of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given to the league's best blocker.
During that season, Monroe was instrumental on an offensive line that led the Atlantic Coast Conference by allowing just 16 sacks. That unit also allowed senior tailback Cedric Peerman to finish his career with 1,749 rushing yards, ranking 19th on the Cavaliers' all-time list.
In 2007, Borberly tutored offensive guard Branden Albert, who was named a third-team AP All-American and selected to the All-ACC squad. He was taken as the 15th overall pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2008 NFL
Borbely guided Virginia running game to an average of 122.7 yards per game during the second half of the season. Borbely also coached Will Barker, who started all 12 games. Barker was one of three first-time starters along the offensive front. Borbely oversaw his progression throughout the year and mirrored that of the offense that had four of its top-six performances in the second half of the season. Barker went on to earn ACC All-Freshman Team honors.
For four seasons, Borbely worked as the offensive line coach at Colorado for Gary Barnett. His resume also includes stops at Notre Dame, Stanford, Tulane, Temple, and Rice.
During Borbely's four seasons at Colorado, the Buffs advanced to three bowl appearances and captured the Big 12 Northern Division on three occasions. In 2002, Colorado finished sixth in the nation in rushing.
Prior to his stint with the Buffs, Borbely coached the offensive line at Notre Dame from 1998 to 2001, where he worked with Strong. While with the Irish, he coached in two New Year*s Day bowls (1999 Gator and 2001 Fiesta).
From 1995-1997 Borbely was the offensive line coach at Stanford where he helped the Cardinal to Liberty and Sun Bowl invitations following the 1995 and 1996 seasons. In 1996, Borbely had two players, Brad Badger and Nate Parks, selected in the NFL draft.
His previous assistant coaching stops included three-year stints at Tulane (1992-94), Temple (1989-91)1991 and Rice (1986-88).
Borbely started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Evansville from 1981-82. He was the freshmen defensive line coach at Pennsylvania in 1983 and received his first Division I opportunity on the Division I level as a graduate assistant at Tennessee from 1984-1985.
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.