Coach Daisher enters his second year with the Cavaliers and has 40 years of coaching experience in the collegiate, professional and high school ranks.
Under Coach Daisher’s first season as Alabama State’s co-defensive coordinator. ASU’s defense showed tremendous improvement. ASU finished the season as the SWAC/s second best team in points allowed averaging only 24.8 points per game.
The Western Michigan graduate entered coaching in 1979 as a graduate assistant at Illinois before spending five seasons at Northern Illinois (1980-84), first as receivers coach and later as defensive line coach and special teams’ coordinator.
Daisher then spent four seasons as outside linebackers coach at Eastern Michigan (1985-88) before a four-year tenture at Cincinnati (1989-92) as defensive line coach. He moved on to be D-Line coach at Army (1995-97), Indiana (1998), Army (1999) and Indiana (2000) before two seasons at East Carolina (2001-02).
He entered the pro ranks in 2004 with the Philadelphia, helping the Eagles reach the Super Bowl as special teams’ quality control and assistant defensive line coach. After the two-year stint, Daisher spent the next four seasons as special teams’ coordinator for Oakland (2006), Cleveland (2007-08), and Philadelphia (2009).
While in the NFL two of his players led the league in kick returns. Josh Cribbs led the NFL in kickoff returns in 2007 while DeSean Jackson led the NFL in punt returns in 2009.
Coach Daisher was part of two MAC Championships, NUI in 1983 and EMU in 1987.
He is married to Danielle and they are the parents of Nicole, Ted and Taylor.