Football 7/22/2021 4:19:00 PM
Allen Gant, Andrew Force, and David Weeks named assistant coaches: Delvin Jones named assistant athletic director for football operations
Bronx, N.Y. – Fordham head football coach Joe Conlin announced today the addition of assistant coaches Allen Gant (linebackers), Andrew Force (outside linebackers), and David Weeks (tight ends), and the hiring of Delvin Jones as assistant athletic director for football operations.
Allen Gant arrives at Fordham after serving as the defensive coordinator/linebackers coach at West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2020-2021.
In 2019, Gant served as the defensive backs coach at Slippery Rock where he helped guide The Rock the NCAA Division-II semi-finals after claiming the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference title. Gant returned to his alma mater Michigan for the 2018 season as a defensive intern. He assisted with the Wolverine outside linebackers and analyzed the pass game of opponents.
Gant was an outside linebacker and safety for the Wolverines from 2012-2015. His father, Tony, also played for Michigan as a safety and punt/kick returner from 1983-1985.
The Sylvania, Ohio, native graduated from Michigan in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Literature, Science and Arts. Gant and his wife, Lia, have a son, Allen Jr.
Andrew Force, who served as a volunteer defensive quality control coach for the Rams in 2020-2021, has been elevated to an assistant coach in charge of the outside linebackers for his alma mater in 2021.
In 2020, Forced served as the tight ends/full backs coach at Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana. He collaborated with the offensive coordinator in all aspects of scouting and game planning, and managed and indexed all opponent film and practice film for offensive staff to evaluate. Force also directed the tight ends and full backs through regular season and off-season meetings and practices.
Prior to his stint at Marian, Force was the defensive backs coach and director of football operations at Bloomsburg University in 2019-2020. He assisted the defensive coordinator in all aspects of scouting and game planning while also analyzing and categorizing all opponent film and practice film for defensive staff to evaluate. Forced worked with the defensive backs unit during the regular season and for off-season meetings and practices.
Force started his coaching career at Central Columbia High School in Berwick, Pennsylvania, where he served as the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach in 2019.
A 2019 Fordham University graduate, Force received a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in sociology. He was a four-year member of the Rams’ football squad.
David Weeks, who served as the volunteer offensive quality control coach at Fordham in 2020-21, has been elevated to tight ends coach in 2021.
Weeks arrived at Rose Hill after serving in various capacities at the University of Central Florida from 2013-2019. In 2018-2019, he served as a student assistant quarterbacks coach, working with the offense directly under head coach Josh Heupel and quarterbacks coach Jeff Lebby. Weeks was responsible for helping input and breakdown opponent and self-scout film, creating cutups of opponent / self-scout specific film, creating weekly post-game packets / charts and weekly red zone report, and draw weekly installs. He was a member of the 2018 AAC championship squad that played in the Fiesta Bowl.
In the fall of 2017, Weeks served as a student assistant tight ends coach for the Knights where he worked with the offense under head coach Scott Frost and specifically with the tight ends directly under tight ends coach Sean Beckton. His responsibilities included helping with scripts, producing weekly tight end tips and reminders, and creating a weekly opponent depth chart. He was a member of the 2017 UCF team that won the AAC title and defeated Auburn, 34-27, in the 2018 Peach Bowl to cap a perfect 12-0 season.
Weeks began his tenure at Central Florida as an equipment manager from 2013-2016. In his final year as equipment manager, he also worked with the wide receivers during individual periods assisting offensive coordinator Troy Walters.
Weeks is a 2018 graduate of Seminole State College in Orlando.
Delvin Jones arrives at Fordham after serving as the football operations coordinator at Georgia Tech in 2020.
Prior to his season at Georgia Tech, Jones was an Assistant Athletic Director for Business Operations at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2019-2020.
Jones spent four years as both a Senior Accountant and Financial Operations Specialist at the Georgia Tech Athletic Association before moving to FGCU. During his time with the Yellow Jackets, he worked with coaches and department directors to build, project and maintain the athletic department’s zero-based budget. He distributed monthly budget reports to all coaches and department heads, while helping to lead monthly budget review sessions. He also conducted monthly budget analyses and prepared Athletic Association reconciliations.
Prior to his time with Georgia Tech, Jones worked as the Assistant Business Manager and Travel Coordinator at Georgia State University from June 2011 to February 2015. He coordinated all aspects of team and recruiting travel for 19 departments and athletic programs. He also managed more than 40 travel budgets for athletic teams, departments and administrators.
Jones worked with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2010 coordinating all aspects of team travel needs. He also spent time as the Volunteer Assistant to Director of Football Operations at Tulane University in the 2010 football season and aided in events and customer relations with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs in 2009-10.
Jones earned a Bachelor of Art degree in mass communication public relations at Xavier University of Louisiana in 2006. He also obtained a Master of Science degree in kinesiology-sports management at Louisiana State University in 2010.