Dave Borbely – Offense Line Coach at Virginia
Dave Borbely is an offensive line coach with 35 years of coaching experience. He was previously an assistant at Maryland, Notre Dame, Stanford, Louisville and Virginia.
He has coached 17 All-ACC lineman and one three-time All-ACC performer. Currently, he serves as a special assistant to head coach Pat Narduzzi.
Early Life and Education
Borbely, a Hammond, Indiana native, earned his bachelor of arts in history from DePauw University in 1981 and followed that with a master of arts in secondary education from the University of Evansville. Over three decades since, he has built an impressive coaching resume – including four seasons as offensive line coach at Louisville under Charlie Strong.
Borbely’s tenure at Maryland saw his team win two bowl games, play in numerous venues, and cultivate an impressive roster of underclassmen with dreams to play in the NFL. A true admirer of football, Borbely is always eager to take on new challenges – whether that means leading from the front or working the trenches. Throughout it all he remains passionate about improving himself both personally and professionally.
The program’s most recent iteration aims to become a national powerhouse and could potentially contend for a place in the Big Ten West.
Borbely has extensive experience coaching offensive linemen across 14 schools for 40 seasons, culminating with his most recent stint at Maryland (2013-14). Additionally, he has served as head coach to 11 different head coaches during this time.
He began his collegiate career as a graduate assistant at Evansville (1981-82) before receiving his first major-college coaching opportunity under Phillip Fulmer at Tennessee. Additionally, he has served as a graduate assistant at Tulane, Temple and Rice.
Over his four-year tenure at Colorado (2002-05), he led the Buffs to three Big 12 Northern Division titles and three bowl appearances. Additionally, he assisted in developing All-Big 12 center Mark Fenton into a finalist for the Dave Riminigton Award presented to America’s top center.
He has served as head coach at Virginia twice (2006-09 and 2015). At UVA, he tutored senior offensive tackle Eugene Monroe to several 2008 All-American squads and earned himself the Jacobs Blocking Trophy – awarded annually to ACC’s top blocker.
Achievements and Honors
Dave Borbely has been a highly successful offensive line coach for over three and half decades, coaching at 11 different schools including Stanford, Notre Dame, Colorado, Louisville and Virginia.
Borbely has mentored numerous NFL players and coached in 14 bowl games throughout his career.
He earned his undergraduate degree from DePauw University in 1981 and went on to receive a master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Evansville. Initially, he began his professional coaching career as a graduate assistant for Tennessee (1984-85).
His first collegiate head coaching position came at Notre Dame in 1998, where he anchored the offensive line and helped shape two all-Americans. Additionally, he guided Notre Dame to two New Year’s Day bowl games and helped the Irish average 213.5 yards rushing per game.
Dave Borbely returns to UVa as offensive line coach after serving four seasons (2010-13) on Charlie Strong’s staff in Louisville. He has previously held positions at Colorado, Notre Dame and Stanford, where he helped shape NFL Draft picks Brad Badger and Nathan Parks into successful pros.
Borbely, a Hammond, Indiana native, earned his bachelor of arts in history from DePauw University and master of arts in secondary education from Evansville. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant for Evansville in 1981 before joining Penn State as defensive line and freshman team coach two years later.
Borbely spent his first two seasons at Virginia coaching All-America tackle Eugene Monroe, who earned the Jacobs Blocking Trophy – awarded annually to the top blocker in the ACC. Additionally, he mentored third-team AP All-American Branden Albert who went on to play for the Miami Dolphins.
Dave Borbely has extensive coaching experience, having coached numerous NFL players during his tenure. He served as offensive line coach at various schools such as Louisville (2010-13), Colorado (2002-05), Notre Dame (1998-2001), Stanford (1995-97) and Rice (1986-88) before moving onto management roles at JBS Investment Management in 1997.
Recently hired as assistant head coach of Virginia football, Borbely will earn $220,000 base salary this year. In 2006-09, he coached All-America tackle Eugene Monroe to several All-ACC honors and the Jacobs Blocking Trophy – awarded annually to the best blocker in the ACC – plus Will Barker led Virginia’s running game to 122.7 yards per game during second half of season. A 1981 graduate of DePauw University, his net worth stands at $6 million.