Ryan McCarthy is in his 11th year with the UAlbany football
program, and his fifth as the Offensive Coordinator. He was promoted to the
position of offensive coordinator in the spring of 2008. McCarthy also tutors
the quarterbacks for the eighth consecutive season.
In his four seasons as offensive coordinator, tailback
David McCarty became the school's all-time rushing leader with 4,287 yards,
while quarterback Vinny Esposito finished his career as the program's No. 2
passer with 5,692 yards and wide receiver Tim Bush moved to first in career
receptions with 147.
In 2011, the Great Danes finished
first in the Northeast Conference for total and scoring offense. In addition, four
offensive UAlbany players earned all-conference honors, including quarterback
Dan Di Lella who broke the program’s season record with 2,859 total offensive
yards and 2,804 passing yards gained en route to the NEC championship title.
In 2008, the Great Danes won the Northeast Conference
and Gridiron Classic, as Esposito put together the second-best season marks in
passing yards and total offense in the program's history. UAlbany's offense led
the conference in total yards (363.2 ypg). McCarty finished second in the
nation in rushing among the Division I FCS leaders with 1,852 yards.
McCarthy worked with the program's wide receivers for
two seasons from 2003-04 and the offensive line in the 2002 campaign. His
recruiting area includes New Jersey, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Georgia.
McCarthy, 34, was the quarterbacks coach at Siena
College prior to arriving on the UAlbany campus. He recruited a four-state
region, including New York and Massachusetts.
An honorable mention All-New Jersey Athletic
Conference (NJAC) quarterback at SUNY-Cortland, McCarthy passed for 2,266 yards
and 13 touchdowns as a senior and established a school record with 223
completions. He received the ECAC Division III offensive player of the week
McCarthy, who hails from Wilder, Vt., earned a B.S. in
physical education from Cortland. He received a master's from UAlbany in the
spring of 2004. McCarthy was an all-state high school athlete in football,
basketball and baseball. He has volunteered at the Lauren's First and Goal
Camp, a one-day clinic that raises funds for pediatric brain tumor research.