Assistant Coach/Tight Ends
Email Coach Verpaele: Danny.Verpaele@usma.edu
Danny Verpaele joined the Army football coaching staff in 2014 and serves as the tight ends coach.
During his first season at Army West Point, Verpaele helped bring back the tight end position. In the previous five seasons, Army did not use a tight end.
Verpaele helped developed Kelvin White. A former quarterback and wide receiver, White played in all 12 games, was listed with the starting lineup three times and hauled in six passes for 72 yards. He averaged 12.0 yards per catch with a season-long reception of 43 yards.
In addition to the tight ends, Verpaele also has responsibilities as an offensive quality control coach.
Verpaele came to West Point after coaching linebackers as a graduate assistant at Mississippi State. He mentored All-American linebacker Bernardrick McKinney and NFL free agent signee Deontae Skinner among others, while contributing to a defense that ranked 18th nationally in total defense.
Prior to his stint in the Southeastern Conference, Verpaele coached defensive backs at Jacksonville University for three seasons. In addition to recruiting responsibilities and positional coaching, he worked with the kickoff return and punt return units. He coached five all-league players and worked on a defense that ranked among the conference’s best. He was on staff as Jacksonville captured the Pioneer Football League championship in 2010.
Verpaele began his coaching career at Virginia Military Institution where he was responsible for safeties and assisted with special teams, while recruiting Florida and Virginia.
A standout free safety, Verepaele graduated from the University of South Florida in 2008 with a degree in communications. A three-year letterwinner, he was named a Freshman All-America by Sporting News. He collected 57 tackles, two quarterback sacks and six tackles for losses during his freshman campaign. He transition to an undergraduate assistant coach in 2008.
He resides in West Point, N.Y.