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Kirk Ciarrocca
Position: Offensive Coordinator
Year: Freshman
Alma Mater: Temple
Graduating Year: 1990
Eligibility: Freshman
Phone: (269) 387-8646
Email: kirk.ciarrocca@wmich.edu
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Kirk Ciarrocca (shuh-ROCK-uh) was officially named offensive coordinator of the Western Michigan football program on January 7, 2013.

Under his tutelage Western Michigan set numerous records on offense in 2015. The Broncos set new season bench marks in points scored (468), total yards (6,384) touchdowns (58). Against Ball State the Broncos also set a new single-game record for total yards with 711.

Individually, six players of the Broncos’ offense were named to the All-MAC team led by first-teamers Daniel Braverman, Corey Davis and Willie Beavers. Braverman finished second in the FBS nationally with 108 receptions while Davis was fifth in the country and second in the MAC with 1,436 receiving yards. Beavers, who started every game at left tackle earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine following the year.

Ciarraocca who also coaches the quarterbacks, had Zach Terrell earn third-team All-MAC honors. Terrell finished 2015 ranked seventh in the country and second in the MAC in quarterback efficiency with a mark of 162.3. His total of 3,526 passing yards is the fourth-highest mark in school history and his 29 passing TDs ranks fifth in a single season.

Ciarrocca also coached a dynamic running game led by redshirt freshman Jamauri Bogan who was named the MAC Freshman of the Year and 2015 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl MVP after amassing 215 yards and four touchdowns. For the year, Bogan finished with 1,053 yards and two touchdowns. It is the first time since 2008-09 that Western Michigan has had 1,000-yard rushers in back-to-back seasons after Jarvion Franklin totaled 1,551 yards in 2014.

Overall the Broncos set numerous feats that had not been done in the FBS in quite some time. The duo of Braverman and Davis are the first WR duo since 2002 to go over 1,400 and 1,300 yards in the same year (Davis – 1,436, Braverman – 1,371). Adding in Bogan’s 1,051 yards, Western Michigan became the first FBS team since 2001 to have a duo of 1,400 and 1,300 yard receivers to go along with a 1,000 yard rusher.

In 2014, he helped lead one of the most prolific offense's in program history. Under his guidance the team produced MAC Player of the Year and MAC Freshman of the Year in running back Jarvion Franklin. WMU also produced All-MAC honorees in Franklin (1st), Corey Davis (1st), Willie Beavers (2nd), Zach Terrell (2nd), Daniel Braverman (3rd) and James Kristof (3rd). The Broncos had the second-highest scoring offense in the MAC at 33.8 points per game and had the fourth-ranked total offense at 438.2 yards per game. 

Ciarrocca, a graduate of Temple University, brings over 20 years of coaching experience to Western Michigan.  He was instrumental in the development of Joe Flacco during his six previous seasons at the University of Delaware and was a member of the 2003 National Championship staff.  Ciarrocca's Blue Hen 2007 offense ranked in the top 10 nationally in in scoring, total offense, passing offense, third down conversion and red-zone scoring.  He had a pair of quarterbacks drafted into the NFL during his first stint with the Blue Hens.

Ciarrocca's coaching career began at his alma mater where he assisted the offensive staff and served as the on-campus recruiting coordinator from 1990-91.  He stayed on the East Coast, working with Western Connecticut State as the passing game coordinator in 1992, at Delaware Valley College, also as the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks/receivers coach in 1993.  He returned to Western Connecticut as the offensive coordinator for two seasons before heading to coach in the Ivy League for seven seasons.  He first coached the wide receivers at Princeton from 1996-99 and then did the same at the University of Pennsylvania from 2000-02 were the Quakers boasted the top ranked passing offense and claimed the 2000 Ivy League championship.

Ciarrocca worked with Fleck during his time at Rutgers when he was the co-offensive coordinator from 2009-10 also coaching the quarterbacks.  He most recently served as the QB coach at Richmond in 2011 before returning to Delaware to coach running backs last season. 

Ciarrocca (48/DOB: 8-12-1965) and his wife Kim have two children, a daughter named Colby and a son named Cade.

Coach Ciarrocca's Coaching History
1990-91 Temple, Graduate Assistant
1992 Western Connecticut State, Passing Game Coord./Wide Receivers Coach
1993 Delaware Valley College, Passing Game Coord./Wide Receivers Coach
1994-95 Western Connecticut State, Offensive Coord./Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers Coach
1996-99 Princeton, Wide Receivers Coach
2000-01 University of Pennsylvania, Wide Receivers Coach
2002-07 Delaware, Offensive Coord./Quarterbacks Coach
2008-10 Rutgers, Co-Offensive Coord./Quarterbacks Coach
2011 Richmond, Quarterbacks Coach
2012 Delaware, Running Backs Coach
2013- Western Michigan, Offensive Coordinator

WMU All-Conference Honorees under Ciarrocca
2014 Corey Davis (WR), First Team
  Jarvion Franklin (RB), First Team
  Willie Beavers (LT), Second Team
  Zach Terrell (QB), Second Team
  Daniel Braverman (WR), Third Team
  James Kristof (LG), Third team
2013 Corey Davis (WR), Second Team

WMU Specialty Award winners under Ciarrocca
2014 Jarvion Franklin (RB), MAC Offensive Player of the Year
  Jarvion Franklin (RB), MAC Freshman of the Year
2013 Corey Davis (WR), MAC Freshman of the Year
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