April 3, 2014

Conlin Named Offensive Coordinator

Moves From Run Game Coordinator to OC

 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. –Joe Conlin, the run game coordinator and offensive line coach for the Bulldogs the last two years, has been named Yale's new Joel E. Smilow '54 Offensive Coordinator. He will still handle the offensive linemen in his third season under Tony Reno, the Joel E. Smilow '54 Head Coach.

Conlin replaces former OC Kevin Morris, who left to take a similar position at Monmouth College.

Conlin, the former Pittsburgh Panthers' defensive tackle, produced an impressive offensive line at Yale in 2013. He had three named All-Ivy League, while his starting five began every game in 2013, the only Ivy League school to accomplish that.

Colin came to New Haven after spending the 2011 season helping Harvard win an Ivy title while setting a school scoring record.

Most of Conlin's coaching experience was at FCS power New Hampshire, where he helped the Wildcats to seven straight NCAA playoff appearances from 2004 to 2010. During his tenure at UNH, Conlin also worked with the defensive line, safeties and special teams for a program that went 65-25 and won one conference championship.

Conlin, a three-year starter at Pittsburgh, coached the defensive line at West Virginia Tech in 2003, a year after graduating. His Pittsburgh head coach, Walt Harris, selected him as a game captain four times.

 

 

filed by Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity Director

 

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