A Look at the 2012 Assistant Coaches
photos from the first spring football practice on March 21, 2012
Tim Cary begins the fourth year of his second stint at Fordham in 2013 where he will again be in charge of the defensive backs as well as serving as Recruiting Coordinator. He previously was the Rams' defensive backs coach in the fall of 2006 and the outside linebackers coach in the spring of 2007 before spending three years at the University of Connecticut.
Last season, the Fordham defense picked off 12 passes, fourth best in the Patriot League, led by Ian Williams, who intercepted five passes and broke up six, both second best in the conference. Williams earned Second Team All-Patriot League honors for his exploits.
In 2011 under Cary's tutelage, Williams ranked fourth in the Patriot League in passes defended, averaging 1.00/game and he was fourth on the team in total tackles with 54 while fellow defensive back Brendan Melanophy was fifth with 53 total stops.
In 2010, Cary helped bring in the first scholarship recruiting class for the Rams since the 1954 season while also guiding the defensive backs, including current New Orleans Saint Isa Abdul Quddus, who led the team and was eleventh in the Patriot League with 78 tackles, Jamal Haruna, who was second on the squad with 74 stops, and Ahmed Haruna, who ranked fifth in the Patriot League with eight pass deflections.
For the previous three years, Cary served as a graduate assistant at the University of Connecticut. In this role, he assisted in coaching the defensive backs, including three NFL draft picks: Darius Butler (New England Patriots), Tyvon Branch (Oakland Raiders) and Robert McClain (Carolina Panthers) along with Dahna Deleston, a free agent signee with the Chicago Bears.
During Cary's time in Storrs, the Huskies appeared in the Papa John's Bowl (2009), the International Bowl (2009 - following the 2008 season) and the Meineke Car Care Bowl (2007), winning both the Papa John's and International Bowls.
In 2006, Cary directed Fordham's offensive scout team while assisting with coaching the defensive backs, recruited Nassau County and parts of California, and also served as the team's video coordinator.
Prior to his first stay at Fordham, Cary was also a member of former Fordham head coach Tom Masella's staff at Central Connecticut, serving as the defensive graduate assistant coach in 2005, his first coaching position.
A 2005 graduate of Fairfield University, Cary earned a Bachelor's degree in economics. He was a member of the Stags football program for two seasons before the school discontinued the sport. He also received a Master's degree in sports administration from UConn.