January 20, 1971 |
Queens, New York
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|St. Francis (NY) Prep (OL/DL)
C. W. Post (OL)
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
1 Big East (2012)
Kyle Flood (born January 20, 1971) is an American football head coach and former player. Flood was named the 29th head football coach of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team after Greg Schiano accepted the National Football League head coaching position for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is the first Rutgers football head coach to be promoted from assistant since the 1973 season. Flood is a graduate of Iona College and earned four varsity letters for the Gaels between 1989 and 1992.
Flood, a 1993 graduate of Iona College, was a four-year letterwinner for the Gaels. Flood earned first team All-Liberty Conference honors in 1991 and served as team captain of the Gaels in 1992.
Has served as the offensive line coach for the Scarlet Knights since 2005. In 2008 he was promoted to assistant head coach under Greg Schiano. On January 31, 2012, Flood replaced Schiano after he left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be their newest head coach.
Inaugural Season in the Big Ten
Kyle Flood led the Scarlet Knights into the Big Ten Conference in their entrance into the conference. The team went 4-0 in non-conference play with wins over Washington State, Howard, Navy, and Tulane. Flood's squad received its first loss on September 13th, 2014 to the Penn State Nittany Lions 13-10 after leading the game late into the fourth quarter. Rutgers won its first Big Ten game in its first ever meeting with the Michigan Wolverines 26-24 on October 4th, 2014. Rutgers beat Indiana University 45-23 on November 15th, 2014 to become bowl eligible for the 4th consecutive year. On November 29th 2014 after trailing the Maryland Terrapins 35-10 in the second quarter, Floods Scarlet Knights squad completed the largest comeback win in Rutgers Football History, winning 41-38. Notable losses were to Penn State, Ohio State, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Michigan State. Rutgers regular season record was 7-5 after going 3-5 in conference. Flood then coached the Scarlet Knights to his first ever bowl victory and the sixth overall for Rutgers over the North Carolina Tar Heels, 40-21 in the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl, giving Rutgers a respectable 8-5 record in its first Big Ten season.
Head coaching record
|Rutgers Scarlet Knights (Big East Conference) (2012)|
|2012||Rutgers||9–4||5–2||T–1st||L Russell Athletic|
|Rutgers Scarlet Knights (American Athletic Conference) (2013)|
|Rutgers Scarlet Knights (Big Ten Conference) (2014–present)|
|2014||Rutgers||8–5||3–5||T–4th (East)||W Quick Lane|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.