|Title:||David D. Kelley Defensive Line Coach (Pro Liaison)|
|Recruiting Areas:||Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia & DC, West Virginia|
Jordan Stevens, the first David D. Kelley Defensive Line Coach in 2015, just completed his second season at Yale. He came to New Haven after serving as an assistant coach at Maine the previous four years.
There were a pair of 2016 All-Ivy League defensive ends among his pupils, Marty Moesta and Kyle Mullen, while Copache Tyler was a first-team all-league lineman in 2015.
Stevens, also Yale's pro liaison, spent his last two falls in Orono as the Black Bears’ defensive line coach after two seasons as assistant to that position. He helped Maine register 30 sacks for 221 lost yards in 2013 while mentoring the school’s career sack leader, Michael Cole. Stevens also helped Maine get to the 2011 NCAA quarterfinals and win the 2013 CAA Championship.
The young Yale coach also served as Maine’s NFL liaison while helping numerous players get Colonial Athletic Association honors and professional football opportunities.
Stevens, an All-CAA defensive end for the Black Bears, helped lead the team to the 2008 NCAA Playoffs while also earning All-New England honors. He served as team captain in 2009 and earned his degree in business management from Maine in 2010.
Stevens earned a tryout with the Detroit Lions before signing with the UFL Hartford Colonials in 2010. A year later he returned to his alma mater to coach.
His title, “David D. Kelley Defensive Line Coach” honors the long-time, beloved former assistant coach who worked under Carm Cozza from 1973 to 1996.