Netter Named Yale OL Coach

Al Netter Joins Yale Staff after 3 Seasons at Michigan (UM Athletics image)
Al Netter Joins Yale Staff after 3 Seasons at Michigan (UM Athletics image)

Former NFL Player Joins Staff

 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. Yale's new offensive line coach, Al Netter, is a former San Francisco 49er and Northwestern University player who coached in the Big 10 the last two seasons.

Netter, who spent the 2015, 2016 and 2017 campaigns as a Michigan offensive graduate assistant coach, worked with the Wolverines' offensive line.

Prior to joining the UM staff, Netter played three (2012-14) seasons on the offensive line for the 49ers under head coach Jim Harbaugh, whom he later joined at Ann Arbor.

Yale's new coach was a four-year letterman and four-year (2008-11) starter on the offensive line for Northwestern University. He started all 52 career games for the Wildcats, where he helped block for an offense which rolled up 5,417 yards of total offense in 2011.

Netter earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Northwestern. He attended Cardinal Newman High School, where he earned All-North Coast Section first-team honors and was an all-region selection by Rivals.com as a senior.

Netter replaces Joe Conlin, who became head coach at Fordham after helping the Elis win the 2017 Ivy League title.