Kyle Flood was named the 29th head coach at the Birthplace of College Football on January 31, 2012. Flood made an immediate impact on the Rutgers program as he led the school to its first BIG EAST Championship in 2012. Flood ended the season being named the BIG EAST Coach of the Year. Flood’s nine regular season victories were the most by any first-year coach in Rutgers history as eight players garnered All-BIG EAST honors. Khaseem Greene became the second player in league history to be named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year for two consecutive seasons. The Rutgers football team helped after Hurricane Sandy in several ways, including selecting 22 kids affected by Hurricane Sandy to play a flag football game in the final five minutes of a football game, asking game attendees to make a $5 donation at a game, and working to remind everyone that there is still a lot to do before the state fully recovers from Hurricane Sandy.