|Title:||Joel E. Smilow '54 Offensive Coordinator, Offensive LIne|
Joe Conlin, in his third season at Yale, is in his first as the Joel E. Smilow '54 Offensive Coordinator.
Colin completed his second year as Yale’s associate head coach, run game coordinator and offensive line coach during an impressive 2013 season. His starting five on the offensive line began every game in 2013, the only Ivy League school to accomplish that, while three of the five earned All-Ivy League honors.
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 defensive tackle at the University of 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. Conlin earned a degree in administration of justice.
He also gained coaching experience at Greensburg Central Catholic High School from 2002-03 where he worked with the tight ends and defensive ends while also handling strength and conditioning.
Conlin, his wife, Karen, and daughter, Hannah, reside in Southington, Conn.