UMass team comes together to volunteer at and run in the Amherst Center event
Football coaches are invited to join the UMass coaching staff for this great weekend.
Head coach Charley Molnar invites coaching staffs to attend this three day event
FB vs. UCONN Photos by Thom Kendall '93
An experienced collegiate and professional football coach, Ted Daisher (pronounced DASHER) brings a wealth of knowledge to the UMass secondary as the safeties coach. Daisher has coached football since 1978 at all levels, including six years in the National Football League and one year in the United Football League. Entering his second season with the program, Daisher will serve as the inside linebackers coach while also taking on the roll of special teams coordinator.
During his first campaign with the Minutemen in 2012, Daisher helped produce an All-MAC and Phil Steele Magazine All-Conference standout in free safety Darren Thellen, who finished the campaign with the second-most tackles (79) on the squad to go with grabbing a pair of interceptions and defending five passes overall. Daisher also guided and developed a core of young, talented players in first-year Minutemen Joey Colton and Khary Bailey-Smith alongside redshirt-sophomore Ed Saint-Vil. Daisher's group hauled in eight interceptions to help UMass finish with the fourth-most in the 13-team Mid-American Conference on the year.
In 2011, Daisher coached at Bryant serving as the defensive backs coach following his seven years working in professional football. While in the professional ranks, he worked on the staffs of the Philadelphia Eagles (2004-05 & 2009), the Oakland Raiders (2006), the Cleveland Browns (2007-08) and the Hartford Colonials (2010, UFL). During his first stint with the Eagles, he worked as the special teams quality control coach and assistant defensive line coach for Andy Reid's squad that reached the Super Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.
At the collegiate level, the Michigan native has spent time at Illinois, Northern Illinois, Eastern Michigan, Cincinnati, Army, Indiana, and East Carolina. He helped Northern Illinois win the MAC Championship in 1983 and the California Bowl. He repeated those wins in 1987 with Eastern Michigan. In 2001, he served with East Carolina as the Pirates played in the GMAC Bowl.
Daisher graduated from Western Michigan where he was a letterwinner from 1975-77 as a wide receiver and defensive back. He and his wife Danielle have three children: Nicole, Ted and Taylor.
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