NEW YORK -- Fordham hired Connecticut quarterbacks coach and former Rams player Joe Moorhead to be its new football coach. The school announced the hiring Thursday and will introduce Moorhead at a news conference at its Bronx campus on Friday.

Moorhead played quarterback and wide receiver for Fordham and graduated in 1996. He has been with UConn since 2009. Before that, he was an assistant at Akron from 2004-08.

Moorhead, a native of Pittsburgh, started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Pitt and was an assistant at Georgetown from 2000-03.