RECRUITING AREAS: Connecticut, Delaware, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts (Boston City North & South, Dual County, Greater Boston, Middlesex), Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia.
The 2013 season marks the fifth year as a member of the Bentley University coaching staff, and his first as defensive coordinator, for Rusty McKinney, a 2002 graduate of Towson University. He'll continue to coach the linebackers and previously was the Falcons' special teams coordinator.
A native of Fairfax County, Va., McKinney played four years of football at Towson. As a senior, he served as team captain and was the recipient of the Doc Minnegan Award as the team MVP. McKinney garnered second-team All-Patriot League honors in both 2000 and 2001.
McKinney moved into college coaching in 2008, serving as a linebacker coach at Saint Anselm College. Since graduating from Towson, he has also served as an assistant speed and agility trainer, working with Olympic gold medalist Dennis Mitchell.
McKinney has a wealth of community service and volunteer work, volunteering at a number of track meets and road races, as well as at the John Hopkins Children's Hospital and Villa Maria School for Troubled Children.
McKinney, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Towson, also earned an Associates in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales in 2004. He now resides in Somerville.