Bryan Volk begins his sixth year on Tom Masella's staff in 2011, his third as the offensive coordinator. Prior to taking over as the offensive coordinator, he served as the quarterbacks coach for three years, a position he will continue to fill, as well as serving as the Recruiting Coordinator his first three years at Rose Hill.
Last year, the Fordham offense ranked second in the Patriot League and 31st in the NCAA FCS in rushing yards per game, with an average of 176.0/game. The Rams were second in the league, and 33rd in the NCAA FCS, in total offense, averaging 383.5 yards of total offense per game.
As Recruiting Coordinator at Rose Hill, Volk helped bring in over 80 quality freshmen over his first three years, many of who have seen significant playing time, including running back Xavier Martin, the 2007 Patriot League Rookie of the Year, and quarterback John Skelton, a Second Team All-Patriot League selection in 2007 and 2009 and a fifth-round draft pick by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2010 NFL draft, one of eight players who were named either First or Second Team All-League in 2009. Additionally, wide receiver Jason Caldwell was named a consensus All-American in 2009.
Under Volk's tutelage, Skelton became Fordham's all-time leading passer, throwing for 9,923 yards on 802 completions and 69 career scoring strikes, all Fordham career records. He broke Kevin Eakin's all-time record of 6,112 passing yards and touchdown passes (45) while surpassing Joe Moorhead's mark for career completions (518). Skelton's career completion percentage of 58.8% is third-best in school history.
Skelton wrapped up a record-shattering career for the Rams in 2009, closing out the year completing 284 of 441 passes (64.4%) for 3,708 yards and 26 touchdowns. He set new school marks for completions and passing yards, as well as breaking the Fordham completion percentage record. Skelton led the NCAA FCS in passing yards/game (337.09) and was ranked second in total offense (348.18 yards/game), fourth in completions per game (25.82) and total passing yards and tenth in passing efficiency (149.95).
Overall in 2009, the Fordham offense led the NCAA FCS in total offense, averaging 488.9 yards/game while also ranking second in passing offense, throwing for 337.1 yards/game. The Rams were also eighth in passing efficiency (149.3) and 30th in scoring offense (28.6 points/game).
In 2008, the Fordham passing offense ranked second in the Patriot League and 27th in the NCAA FCS, averaging 241.4 yards/game, while the Rams' total offense was third best in the league (384.2 yards/game). Skelton, who completed 228 of 372 passes for 2,605 yards, ranked second in the conference in passing yards/game.
In 2007, the Fordham offense finished second in the Patriot League in passing yards per game, throwing for over 220 yards/contest. That offense was led by Skelton, who completed 216 of 383 yards for 2,650 yards and 22 touchdowns. Skelton ranked second in the conference in both passing yards per game and total offense.
Volk served as the quarterbacks coach in 2005 under Masella at Central Connecticut after starting his tenure as the wide receivers coach in 2004. In 2005, he helped freshman quarterback Aubrey Norris earn NEC Offensive Rookie of the Year honors while wide receiver Andre Smith earned the honor in Volk's first year.
Prior to his two years at Central Connecticut, Volk spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech, helping the team to the 2001 Western Athletic Conference championship and a berth in the Crucial.com Humanitarian Bowl. In 2000, Volk worked at Division II powerhouse Grand Valley State, coaching the defensive backs.
Volk was a four-year letterman at Hope College where he graduated with a degree in biology in 2000, leading the team to two conference championships. Volk also has a pair of Master's Degrees from Louisiana Tech, one in sports science and one in industrial and organizational psychology.