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Ryan Carty joins the Bearkats for 2018 as the offensive coordinator after spending the last 11 seasons on the New Hampshire coaching staff, including the last six years as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.
In 2016, the Wildcats’ offense ranked third in the CAA in scoring (28.5 points per game) as well as third in total offense (379.2 yards/game). New Hampshire’s offense was in high gear for its first round game vs. Lehigh, as the ‘Cats scored 64 points and amassed 637 total yards, including 364 rushing yards. Senior RB Dalton Crossan had a year for the record books with 233 carries for 1,281 yards; those numbers rank No. 10 and No. 6 on the respective single-season list of UNH superlatives; Crossan finished with 2,617 career rushing yards, which is No. 8 all time.
In 2015, Carty oversaw an offense that averaged 358.8 yards/ game and 23.9 points/game with 35 TDs. Under Carty’s tutelage, Sean Goldrich graduated among New Hampshire’s all-time great QBs; he’s ranked third in completions (654), fifth in passing yards (7,536) and fifth in attempts (1,068).
In 2014, the Wildcats were once again one of the nation’s best offenses. The ‘Cats ranked 16th nationally in scoring offense (36.0 points/game), 12th in first downs, eighth in 3rd down conversion percentage, 11th in completion percentage and 17th in passing efficiency. The Wildcat offense featured All-CAA honorees in receiver R.J. Harris, who ranked first in receiving yards (1,551), and running back Nico Steriti, who was first in scoring TDs.
The 2013 Wildcats boasted a pair of 1,000-yard receivers for the first time in program history, and had both a 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver for only the second time (previously in ‘93). Carty began his coaching career at UNH after playing quarterback at the University of Delaware. He was voted captain in his 2006 senior campaign and played on the national championship squad in 2003.