Sean Devine comes to Villanova for his first season in 2017 and will coach the Wildcats offensive line. In addition to recruiting several local schools in the greater Philadelphia area, Devine's recruiting territory includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont on the Eastern seaboard as well as Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas on the national front.
A veteran of more than 20 years in the collegiate coaching ranks, Devine spent the past four seasons as the Offensive Coordinator and offensive line coach at Delaware. He made an immediate mark on the Blue Hens in his first season in 2013, when he worked with one of the top offensive units in CAA Football. Delaware tallied a 7-5 record and ranked in the top half of the league nearly every statistical category, including second in scoring offense (32.8 points per game), third in passing offense (240.0 yards per game) and fourth in rushing offense (177.0 yards per game).
Delaware won six games in 2014 and placed both junior tackle Ben Curtis and senior guard JD Dzurko on the All-CAA squad. Curtis went on to be an All-American in 2015 for a Blue Hens team that ranked second in the CAA and 17th in FCS football in rushing offense (219.4 yards per game). Delaware was also second in the league and 13th nationally in time of possession per game (33:04) in 2015. Devine worked with a pair of offensive linemen, Connor Bozick and Brody Kern, who were All-CAA selections for both the 2015 and the 2016 seasons.
Prior to coming to Villanova, Devine gained experience in CAA Football at both Delaware and New Hampshire. He coached for 14 years (1995-08) at New Hampshire, where he served as defensive line coach (1995-01), offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator (2002-06), and offensive coordinator and offensive line coach (2007-08). Devine was a part of five consecutive FCS playoff berths from 2004-08, and during his time on the Wildcats coaching staff he saw New Hampshire gain a No. 1 national ranking and capture three conference titles. Among the players he coached was quarterback Ricky Santos, who won at least a share of the league's Offensive Player of the Year award three straight years from 2005-07.
Devine began his coaching career at his alma mater, Colby College, in 1994 and also coached for four years at Boston College (2009-12) prior to his stint at Delaware. He served as the offensive line coach at Boston College for three seasons and was also the tight ends coach in 2012. Devine helped lead the Eagles to berths in the Emerald Bowl (2009) and the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (2010), and he coached two-time All-ACC performer Anthony Castonzo who was a 2011 first round draft pick by the Indianapolis Colts.
Devine was a four-year starter at linebacker at Colby College, where he was a team captain. He was an All-East selection as a senior and earned his degree in Physics in 1994. He was Colby's defensive line coach for the 1994 football season.
Devine and his wife, Nicole, are the parents to daughters Amelie and Maelle.