Art Link | University of Delaware

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Team: University of Delaware
Organization: NCAA Football
Position: Special Teams Coor./Safeties
Hometown: Gainesville, FL

Biography

Art Link joined the Delaware coaching staff in December 2021 and will serve as the program’s special teams coordinator as well as coaching the safeties.
 
Link joins the Blue Hens after serving as the head football coach at Christopher Newport University for the past five seasons. He compiled a 19-22 record coached two NJAC Defensive Players of the Year, as well as two All-Americans, four all-region players and a total of 42 all-conference honorees.
 
Prior to Christopher Newport, Link spent three seasons (2014-16) as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Lafayette College. No stranger to the CAA or Head Coach Ryan Carty, Link spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons as the linebackers coach at the University of New Hampshire, helping lead the Wildcats to the FCS Semifinals in 2013.
 
Link was the first defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Campbell University when the program was started in 2008. He held that position through the 2011 season, when he helped lead the Camels to their first winning season and the defense ranked 13th nationally in total takeaways.
 
In 2006, Link was the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Catholic University. He got his start in coaching as a graduate assistant during the 2004 and 2005 seasons at his alma mater, the University of Florida, where he worked primarily with the linebackers.
 
A native of Gainesville, Florida, Link played for the Gators from 1996-99, winning an SEC and a national championship in 1996. He played for Head Coach Steve Spurrier and Defensive Coordinator Bob Stoops and was part of teams that played in the Orange Bowl (1999), Citrus Bowl (1998), and Sugar Bowl (1997). Link graduated from Florida with a bachelor of science as well as a master’s in exercise and sports science.

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