LEXINGTON, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Military Institute has announced that Danny Rocco will be their 33rd head football coach.

VMI says Rocco has experience coaching teams from the FBS, FCS, and NFL. Rocco was also a six-time national coach of the year finalist. Rocco played for Wake Forest before he began coaching.

“It’s an honor to be here, it’s a great opportunity for me and my family,” Rocco said. “I’m very appreciative of General Wins and his support and Jim Miller, who I worked for at Richmond. I’m at an Institution that has a great history and a proud history. They play in a really good conference, I’m familiar with the SoCon having been an FCS Head Coach for 16 seasons. First and foremost, I want to get to meet the cadet-athletes, I want to be able to get to know them and make a positive impact in their lives as we work together to win football games and adhere to our core values.”

VMI says Rocco comes to Lexington after helping Penn State to a 10-2 record as a Defensive Senior Analyst this year’s season.