Dwayne Wilmot, a former star receiver and football captain at the University of Maine, finished his second year as Yale’s defensive line coach. He came to the Bulldogs after coaching five seasons at his alma mater and then helping Harvard win a 2011 Ivy championship.
Wilmot was the Black Bears’ defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator. His 2006 unit led the nation in rushing defense. Jovan Belcher, a 2008 Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player-of-the-Year, All-American and Buck Buchanan Award Finalist, was one of three (Mike DeVito, Matt King) Wilmot players to sign as an NFL rookie free agents.
Prior to returning to Orono, Wilmot spent three seasons as the recruiting coordinator and assistant defensive coach at Tennessee-Martin.
A 2001 graduate of Maine with a degree in broadcast journalism, Wilmot finished among the school’s top 10 career leaders for receptions and receiving yards. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts and played in the Arena Football2 League with the 2002 Charleston Swamp Foxes, leading the team with 80 catches, 1,100 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Dwayne and his wife, Barbie, reside in Hamden with their three daughters: Brianna, Mikaella and Chloe.