Bulldogs Add Fraser to Coaching Staff

March 24, 2006

John Fraser has been named to the Yale football coaching staff and will be responsible for the quarterbacks and receivers.

He came to New Haven this month with a variety of coaching experiences at the prep school and collegiate levels. He spent the last two years as an assistant coach at Hamline (Minn.) University.

Fraser was an assistant at Colgate University from 1988 to 1990, including one year as the offensive coordinator. He has also assisted at Lafayette (1985-87), Columbia (1982-84) and Albany (1976-78).

The new Yale coach, a 1976 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, was the head coach at Phillips Exeter (N.H.) Academy for two seasons (1981-82) after serving a year as offensive coordinator.

Fraser, who earned his masters in education from Albany, has two daughters in college: Shannon captained the 2005 Cornell soccer team and is now at Johns Hopkins Medical School and Kristen is at Dickinson College.

The Yale coaching vacancies were created by the departure of assistants Joel Lamb and Matt Dence.

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