May 12, 2011
Dave Rocco will be the new head football coach and assistant athletic director at the Covenant School.
Rocco comes to Covenant from Jefferson Forest High School, where he served as defensive coordinator. Rocco is the uncle of Virginia quarterback Michael Rocco and the brother of Liberty University head football coach Danny Rocco.
Rocco will be the third head coach of the Eagles in the last three seasons. He takes over for Dandridge Payne, who went 1-9 in his only season at the head of the program.
This will be Rocco's second head coaching job. He was also the head coach of the Staunton River High School football team for six years.