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UCF KNIGHTS

DAVID KELLY

WIDE RECEIVERS/ASSISTANT HEAD COACH • FOURTH YEAR AT UCF • FURMAN, 1979 David Kelly is in his third campaign as UCF’s wide receivers coach. Kelly joined the UCF staff in 2006 as the program’s director of high school rela�ons. He has over 30 years of experience coaching on the prep and collegiate levels. Kelly also serves as the Knights’ assistant head coach. In Kelly’s first year as UCF’s wide receivers coach, the Knights recorded one of the best seasons in program history in 2007. The squad went 10-4, claimed the Conference USA Championship and played in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. In 2007, he helped three UCF wideouts record at least 20 recep�ons. Rocky Ross paced the team with 50 catches and Kamar Aiken also had a strong season. The true freshman recorded 33 recep�ons and a team-high five receiving touchdowns. Fellow rookie A.J. Guyton totaled 23 recep�ons and two touchdowns as well for the Knights. Kelly originally joined the UCF staff in 2006, serving as the program’s director of high school rela�ons. In that role, he helped the Knights make recrui�ng inroads in Florida and in the southeast. Before coming to Orlando, Kelly served as the associate head coach and wide receivers coach at Duke during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. From 2000-01, Kelly worked under George O’Leary at Georgia Tech as the Yellow Jackets’ wide receivers coach. In Kelly’s two years at Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets went 17-8 and made trips to a pair of bowl games. At Georgia Tech, he mentored Kelly Campbell, who completed his career as the school’s all-�me leader in recep�ons, receiving yards and touchdown catches. Campbell was an All-Atlan�c Coast Conference First Team selec�on in 2001. Kelly served as the associate head coach and offensive coordinator at Stanford from 2002-03 and also held assistant coaching posi�ons at Louisiana State (199600) and Georgia (1994-96). While at Georgia, he served as the running backs coach and worked with Terrell Davis and Robert Edwards, who both went on to produc�ve careers in the Na�onal Football League. Before entering the collegiate ranks, Kelly was the head coach at Dunwoody High School in Georgia from 1984-93. His teams went 80-36-1. In 1993, he led Dunwoody to a 15-0 mark, the state championship and a No. 3 ranking in the final USA Today na�onal poll. That season, Kelly was named Georgia’s coach of the year by the Atlanta Journal-Cons�tu�on. Kelly graduated from Furman in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in educa�on. He was a four-year le�erwinner with the Paladins, playing wide receiver, running back and cornerback. Kelly earned his master’s degree from Furman in 1981. Kelly and his wife, Belinda, have a daughter, Bri�any.

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Coaching Experience • UCF, 2006-Present Wide Receivers (2007-), Assistant Head Coach (2007-), Director of High School Rela�ons (2006) • Duke, 2004-05 Associate Head Coach/Wide Receivers • Stanford, 2002-03 Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator • Georgia Tech, 2000-01 Wide Receivers • LSU, 1996-00 Wide Receivers • Georgia, 1994-96 Running Backs • Dunwoody (Ga.) High School, 1981-93 Head Coach (1984-93), Assistant Coach (1981-83) • Furman, 1979-80 Graduate Assistant


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