A former player and assistant coach under Turner Gill, Joe Dailey enters his first year as the on-campus recruiting coordinator at Kansas.
Dailey played quarterback at Nebraska in 2003-05 when Gill was as assistant coach with the Huskers and then spent two seasons as an assistant for Gill at Buffalo.
Dailey spent the 2009 season as the tight ends coach at Buffalo under Gill. Under his direction Jesse Rack earned first-team all-conference honors while establishing all the school's tight end records.
In 2008 Dailey was Buffalo's offensive graduate assistant, working specifically with the quarterbacks. He helped Drew Willy establish a number of school passing records en route to leading the team to its first MAC Championship and bowl game.
While a player at Nebraska, Dailey served as a team captain and starting quarterback as a sophomore. He transferred to North Carolina where he started at quarterback and wide receiver. While in college Dailey earned numerous athletic and scholastic awards, making both the Big 12 and ACC academic honor rolls. As a senior, Dailey earned the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Society Award.
Dailey graduated from North Carolina with a degree in history and African-American studies. Dailey and his wife Carrie have one daughter, Stella June.