Defensive Coaching Staff


 

Tee Overman - Defensive Coordinator

Tee Overman returns for his second stint on the University of Dayton coaching staff.  After coaching the Flyer linebackers in 2016, Overman went to Washington State for two seasons.  He was the Cougars’ quality control assistant for special teams and defense.  In 2018, WSU had a school-record 11 wins and played in the Alamo Bowl.
 
In Overman’s previous season at Dayton, the Flyers finished 9-2 and were in the NCAA FCS top ten in three defensive categories.  
 
Overman left deep roots in North Carolina to join the Dayton coaching staff.  Hailing from Graham, N.C., Overman played and coached at Wingate University for 13 years.  He was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter as a defensive tackle at Wingate.  He was named to the school’s All-Decade Team for the years from 2000 to 2010.
 
After his playing days were over, Overman began his coaching career in 2007.  He was a G.A. assisting with the defensive line for the 2007 season and then became the linebacker coach in 2007.  He added the duties of Wingate’s recruiting coordinator in 2008, and was named Assistant Defensive Coordinator in 2012.  
 
He graduated from Wingate in 2007 with a Bachelor’s in Business Finance.  He also earned his MBA from Wingate in 2009.
 
Overman and his wife Jacquelynn have two daughters, Brooklynn and Collins.

Brian Steiner - Assistant Coach/Special Teams/Defensive Ends

Brian Steiner returns for his second stint on the Dayton football staff, serving as the program’s special teams coordinator and also coaching the Flyer defensive ends.  Steiner was previously UD’s defensive line coach from 2006 to 2008.
 
Dayton won the Division I-AA Mid-Major (non-scholarship) national championship in 2007, and the Flyer defense was ranked #4 nationally in total defense, #1 in sacks and #2 against the run.
 
Steiner’s 10 seasons in between coaching at UD were all spent at Clarion University, where he coached the Golden Eagles' defensive line for all 10 years.   In that decade, Clarion had 16 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference selections.  
 
Prior to his first three years at Dayton, Steiner was a graduate assistant and defensive line coach at Illinois Wesleyan University for two seasons (2004, 2005) and a student coach at the University of Toledo in 2003.
 
A native of Findlay, Ohio, Brian attended Cory-Rawson high School and graduated in 1999. He was a three-year football letterwinner playing offensive guard and defensive end. His senior year the team was 7-3 overall, while Brian was a captain and all-conference selection.
 
Attending Bluffton University, Brian played linebacker in 1999 as a true freshman, and started for three seasons at defensive end from 2000-2002. A 2002 co-captain, he was a 2002 HM All-Conference choice, a 2001 and 2002 Second Team Verizon Academic All-District selection.
 
A 2003 graduate of Bluffton with a B.A. in Sport Management, he earned a Master of Science in Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity at Illinois State in 2005.
 
Brian has his wife, Kari-Beth, are expecting their first child in June.

James Daniels - Assistant Coach/Flyers

James Daniels begins his first season on the Dayton football staff.  He will be in charge of the Flyer cornerbacks.  
 
Daniels played collegiately at Mount Union, where he was on teams that reached the Stagg Bowl four times, including winning the NCAA Division III national championship in 2008.
 
He began his coaching career at Towson, where he was the defensive quality coach and worked with the team’s safeties during the spring of 2014.  Daniels then spent one season each at Becker College, Ohio Northern and Notre Dame College, coaching his team’s running backs.
 
Daniels then moved back to the defensive side of the ball.  He coached Marietta’s defensive backs in 2017, when the Pioneers had their most wins in 11 years.  Last season, he was the defensive backs graduate assistant at Buffalo, and was part of the winningest football season in Bulls’ history.
 
Daniels also participated in the 2014 American Football Coaches Association Future Football Coaches Academy, and the 2018 NFL-NCAA Coaches Academy.
 
A 2011 Mount Union grad, Daniels holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sport business with a minor in business. He also earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Mount Union in 2014. 

Andy Aracri - Assistant Coach/Defensive Tackle

Andy Aracri is in his third season at the University of Dayton, coaching the Flyer defensive tackles.  He is a 2001 graduate of Miami University, where he earned his bachelors in elementary education while playing football for the RedHawks. At Miami, Aracri was an ALL-MAC defensive tackle, team captain, and a two-time Vic Waltz Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman Award winner.
 
He was signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2001. After a short stint with the Buccaneers, he headed north and played for the British Columbia Lions and the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL, as well as the LA Avengers of the AFL.  
 
Aracri coached high school football from 2001-17. Before UD, he coached at Centerville High School, serving as the special team’s coordinator and defensive line coach. He was the head football coach for six seasons at Kettering Fairmont High School. He has been an active member in Miami Valley Football Coaches Association and has served on its board of directors.
 
He currently teaches Health & Physical Education at Fairmont High School. Aracri completed his Master’s degree in secondary education from Wright State in 2009. He and his wife Jenny have two daughters, Reese & Alyse.

Scott Horcher - Assistant Coach/Cornerbacks

Flyer football alum Scott Horcher returns to the Dayton football program this season.  Horcher will coach the cornerbacks, the position he started at for UD from 2006 to 2009.
 
Horcher played on teams that were a combined 33-12.  He was on teams that won the Pioneer Football League championship in 2007 and 2009, and the Flyers won the NCAA Division I-AA Mid-Major (non-scholarship) national championship by defeating Albany in the Gridiron Classic in 2007.  He was the ROTC Cannonball Award as UD’s top newcomer in 2006, and an Academic All-PFL performer.
 
A high school teacher, Horcher has coached on the football staffs at Dayton area high schools since his graduation from UD in 2010. He was Special Teams Coordinator and coached defensive backs from 2011-15, and was defensive backs coach and then Co-Defensive Coordinator at Springboro High School from 2016-2018.
 
In addition to his undergraduate degree in Education and Allied Professions from UD, he earned his master's in Fitness and Health Promotion from Concordia University Chicago in 2017 
 
Scott continues to teach Physical Education and Health at Fairmont.  He and wife Renee live in Miamisburg and have three children Caroline, Camden & Callie.

Adam Szilagyi - Director of Operations

Adam Szilagyi is starting his second season on the University of Dayton football staff. He was named UD’s Director of Football Operations in the spring of 2018.  He comes from the University of New Mexico, where he was the Assistant Director of Football Operations.  At UD, he will mainly be responsible for all aspects of team travel, facility scheduling, and supervising the video staff, along with assisting with recruiting and maintaining communications with student-athletes and alumni.
 
Szilagyi started his career at Bowling Green State University where he served as a student manager with the Falcon football team. While was at BGSU the football team went to two Mid-American Conference Championships, winning in 2013.  He later served as a student compliance assistant with BGSU's NCAA Compliance Office.
 
He later joined Elon University’s football team in the spring and summer of 2015 as an Operations and Recruiting Intern.  He then joined the Wake Forest football program as an intern supporting Equipment Operations for the 2015 football season.
 
In 2016, Szilagyi moved to the University of New Mexico.  That season the Lobos were Mountain West co-division champions and won the 2016 Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
 
The Centerburg, Ohio native earned his Bachelor of Sports Management degree from Bowling Green State University in 2015. In the fall of 2016, Adam started his master’s work in sports administration at the University of New Mexico and is on track to graduate in the spring of 2018.
 
An Eagle Scout, Adam and his wife Emily reside in London, Ohio.