UNC hires Dré Bly as defensive backs coach

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Mack Brown has added one of the best Tar Heels players to his staff. He has named Dré Bly as the team’s defensive backs coach.

Bly is the second addition to the team on Thursday. Brown also named Greg Robinson as the team’s new Defensive Coordinator.


This is his second coaching opportunity. However, he has never coached a game before.

In October, he was named the defensive backs coach of the San Diego Fleet. The Fleet play in the Alliance of American Football that will debut in February 2019.

Bly was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014. When he was a player, he set the Atlantic Coast Conference’s career interceptions record with 20.

It was later broken by Alphonso Smith with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons when he had 21.

The 41-year-old Chesapeake, Virginia native last played in the NFL in 2009 with the San Francisco 49ers. He was a member of the Denver Broncos in 2007 and 2008.

Bly played for the Detroit Lions from 2003 through 2006. He was a member of the St. Louis Rams from 1999 through 2002.

He was the 41st overall pick in the second-round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Rams. He played in two Pro Bowls in 2003 and 2004 with the Lions.

He also won Super Bowl XXXIV when the Rams defeated the Tennessee Titans. He was a member of the St. Louis Rams 10th Anniversary team.

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