March 22, 2012
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Head Football Coach Kevin Kelly has announced three additions to the coaching staff for the 2012 season. On offense, Brian Miller will join the staff as the offensive line coach and Michael Neuberger will join the staff as the wide receivers coach. Kevin Doherty will join the staff as the defensive backfield coach and special teams coordinator.
"We are excited to bring in guys that are all high energy, and excellent teachers and possess excellent character," Head Coach Kevin Kelly said. "Brian and Kevin both have a wealth of experience on the field and recruiting and Michael is a rising star in the profession, so we are very fortunate to have them join our staff."
Miller, a native of Golden, Colo., spent two seasons (2010-2011), Miller served as an assistant offensive line coach at the University of Kansas, where he helped the Jayhawks engineer the greatest comeback in Kansas football history, making up 35 points in the fourth quarter. Miller also coached two All-BIG 12 offensive linemen, Jeremiah Hatch and Duane Zlatnik during his year in Lawrence, Kan.
Prior to Kansas, Miller spent eight seasons from 2002-2009 last serving as the offensive coordinator at Division II Washburn University in Topeka, Kan. At Washburn, Miller helped produce four of the top offensive season's in school history, setting 20 team offensive school records, guiding 28 student-athletes in setting 28 individual offensive school records. In 2009, the Ichabods' offense, under Miller's guidance, averaged over 40 points per game, the fourth highest mark in the nation.
Miller coached two All Americans, six All-Region and 47 All-Conference selections, including current San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Joe Hastings. In addition to Hastings, he also recruited and signed Trey Lewis, Cary Williams and Michael Wilhoite who have all played in the NFL.
In 2011, Neuberger, a Pittsburgh, Pa. native, served as the tight ends coach at Columbia University, where he assisted in the offensive game plan development, while also serving as the scout team coordinator for defense and special teams. During his season at Columbia, Neuberger developed sophomore tight end Hamilton Garner into an All-Ivy League honorable mentions selection.
Prior to his season with the Lions, Neuberger spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Maryland. Neuberger worked with running backs in 2009 and with the offensive line in 2010, where he was an integral part of the second largest turnaround in the FBS, helping the Terrapins improve by seven wins from its previous season. Neuberger worked with the 2010 Maryland offensive line that helped produce 32.23 points per game, the 30th best mark in the nation. He also worked with the fourth best punt return unit in the nation that averaged 16.94 yards per return, featuring First Team All-ACC selection Tony Logan.
Neuberger spent two seasons, from 2007-2009 as an assistant football coach at University of Dayton, where he worked with tight ends, slot receivers and offensive lineman. At Dayton, Neuberger helped in the team's development and implementation of the spread offense, while coaching AP Second Team All-American tight end Matt Champa. His work helped the Flyers rank fifth in the nation in passing (299.50 yard per game) and sixth in the nation in scoring (38.83 points per game).
Doherty brings 25 years of college coaching experience, last year serving as the Assistant Head Coach of the defense and defensive backfield coach at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.
From 2001 to 2009, Doherty coached defense at Harvard University, beginning as the defensive backfield coach in 2001, where he developed two first-team All-Ivy League selections, before becoming the co-Defensive Coordinator in 2002 when he earned Assistant Coach of the Year honors from the All American Football Foundation. His role expanded once again in 2003 when he was named Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator, while also serving as the defensive backfield coach. Under Doherty's guidance, the defense helped the Crimson to the most successful eight-year span in Ivy League history, winning league championships in 2001, 2004, 2007, and 2008.
Prior to Harvard, Doherty, a Norwood, Mass. native, spent two seasons at University of Connecticut, as the defensive backfield coach, earning his first Assistant Coach of the Year honor from the All American Football Foundation.
Miller, Neuberger and Doherty all have begun work with the Georgetown football staff, as spring practice started on Wednesday. The Hoyas will have 15 practices during the spring, including three scrimmages with the first coming on Saturday, March 31 at noon. All practices and scrimmages are open to the public.