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COACHING STAFF Ricky SANTOS

Bobby CALLAHAN

UNH ‘08 Wide Receivers 1st year at UNH

New Hampshire ‘01 BS, ‘06 MS

Assistant A.D., Football Operations

3rd year at UNH

Santos, whose uniform No. 2 is among the few retired by the UNH football program, is in his first year as WR coach for his alma mater. Santos was a four-year starter at quarterback (2004-07) who led the Wildcats to a 37-14 record. Santos guided the ‘Cats to the NCAA playoffs all four seasons, was part of the ‘05 Atlantic 10 championship team and two A-10 Northern Division titles. He ranks first in D-I FCS history with 2,140 career plays, he is No. 3 all-time in passing yards (13,212) and touchdown passes (123) and fourth in total offense (14,615 yards). In 2006 Santos won the Walter Payton Award as the most outstanding offensive player in FCS football. Following his graduation, Santos went on to play football professionally for five years. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs for a brief stint in 2008 before moving north to play in the Canadian Football League from 2009-12. He was a member of the Montreal Alouettes in 2008 and ’09 before a trade sent him to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He re-signed with the Alouettes for the ’10 and ’11 seasons and wrapped up his pro career on the Toronto Argonauts’ practice squad in 2012.

Callahan is in his third season as the University’s assistant athletic director for football operations in 2013, ninth overall season in an administrative capacity and 14th year overall associated with the program. Callahan’s duties include overseeing summer camps on campus and coaching clinics around the state. He handles the team’s travel and accommodations, organizes on-campus recruiting efforts and serves as a liaison between the football program and University administrative offices. He previously served as Boston College football’s assistant recruiting coordinator for head coach Frank Spaziani in 2010-11. His responsibilities at BC included organizing all on-campus recruiting functions and serving as the recruiting office liaison to the athletic administration. During his initial six-year term as UNH’s director of football operations from 2004-09, Callahan coordinated team travel, served as the team’s video coordinator and assisted in all football administration tasks. The Randolph, Mass., native began his career as the UNH football student manager from 1997-2001. Callahan has earned two degrees at UNH: a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Conservation in 2001 and a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology: Sport Studies in 2006.

Scott JAMES Norwich ‘99 BS Safeties 1st year at UNH

Matthew DELGADO San Jose State ‘10

James joined the Wildcats’ coaching staff as safeties coach in June 2013. Prior to joining UNH, he served as the defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach at the University of New Haven from 2008-12. In 2012, the Chargers posted an undefeated regular season, defeated all D-II opponents for the second straight year and claimed a third consecutive Northeast-10 Conference championship. The defense ranked third nationally in total defense, fourth nationally in scoring defense and fourth nationally in rushing defense. James installed a new defensive scheme last season, his first year overseeing defensive backs, and the unit responded with significant improvement and the NE-10’s top-ranked passing defense. He joined New Haven’s staff as defensive coordinator/inside linebackers coach in 2008, one month after the program was reinstated following a fiveyear absence. His squad led the NE-10 in sacks in 2010 and 2011. Previously, James served as the outside linebackers coach at Northeastern University for three seasons (2005-07); he spent his first season as the Huskies’ defensive tackles coach and video coordinator. James worked two seasons as an assistant coach with linebackers at Boston College. He spent one season at Holy Cross, working with the defensive ends in 2002. In 2001, he served as the defensive tackles coach at the University at Albany. James’ first coaching job was at his alma mater, Norwich University, in 1999 and 2000. There, he oversaw the defensive line and strength and conditioning program. James graduated from Norwich in 1999 with a degree in Sports Medicine and received his master’s in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technologies from Albany in 2002. He collected a second master’s in Administrative Studies from Boston College in 2005.

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Director of Video Operations,

3rd year at UNH

The 2013 season is Delgado’s third year with UNH football as director of video operations. His primary responsibilities include overseeing the video library, breaking down opponent film for coaching staff, film exchange and coordinating all practice videotaping. In addition, he creates weekly, in-season team highlight videos, assists the head coach and director of football operations in day-to-day activities. He facilitates video distribution during pro scouting visits and aids in the recruiting efforts by creating/editing video packages. He serves as the team’s NFL/Pro Liaison. Prior to UNH, Delgado worked in player personnel and was responsible for video operations in the AFL for the San Jose SaberCats. Delgado was born and raised in Cupertino, Calif., and graduated from San Jose State University in May 2010. While at San Jose State, he interned for the San Francisco 49ers in football operations, working on evaluations for the NFL draft, as well as other film evaluation projects. Delgado received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a Minor in Political Science.

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