UCF’s former offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe has been named the newest color analyst for the university's radio crew for the 2015 season. IMG College and UCF IMG Sports Network announced the decision on Thursday.

“I’m very excited to be able to continue to be a part of UCF football. It’s been a major part of my life the last six years,” Taaffe said in a press release. “I’m really looking forward to providing listeners with some insight on game days and be a part of a talented radio crew in the booth.”

Taaffe, who held the offensive coordinator position for six years before retiring at the end of last season, helped the Knights to a 55-24 record, five bowl appearances and three conference championships.

He will join 21-year veteran UCF announcer Marc Daniels in the booth this fall on 740 AM The Game, as well as the TuneIn app.

“We are thrilled to have Charlie join us in the booth for the upcoming season,” Daniels said in the release. “He brings a very unique perspective based on his experience as a coach for many years and he certainly knows the team and players.”

Taaffe began his career at UCF in 2009 after holding various coaching jobs since 1973, including head coach The Citadel from 1987-96 and offensive coordinator for Army from 1981-86.

UCF plays its first home game on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. against Florida International.


Jarrod Heil is the Sports Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter at @JHeil11 or email him at