Daryl Daye, who has been assistant to the head coach under Chan Gailey the past two years, has been named head coach at Missouri Southern State, a Division II program in Joplin, Mo. Daye was defensive coordinator at Missouri Southern from 2006 to 2009. He has 24 years of college coaching experience and formerly was a head coach at Nicholls State in Louisiana from 1999 to 2003. Daye helps out on the field with inside linebackers and special teams for the Bills. Off the field, he assists Gailey with day-to-day administrative duties, such as scheduling, travel and trainiing camp organization.
"It's a great opportunity to go back and be a head coach again," Daye said. "It's bee a little while but I've been able to see the other side of the deal up here for a couple years. It's been tremendous, re-establishing and confirming what you believe and learning some new things. We lived in the community for four years and understand the conference and what it takes to be successful."
On his role with the Bills, Daye said: "It's been more of a learning role than anything for me. With him being so involved in offense, he's given me opportunities to do more things that has allowed me to learn more. I really didn't know how much it took to make the machine work at this level. So I got to see that. It's confirmed how important teamwork is. He's been outstanding. He's let me coach on the field some, he's let me learn what he does and he's tutored me along."