Walsh Named Assistant Football Coach

April 30, 2008

John Walsh, who spent the last seven years as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Tufts University, has joined the Yale football coaching staff and will work directly with the defensive ends as an assistant coach.

Walsh, who was Jack Siedlecki's last captain at Amherst in 1996, has been in the coaching business since his playing days ended. He was an assistant at Pomona-Pitzer College for the 1997 campaign before serving as inside linebacker, assistant special teams coordinator and head strength and conditioning coach at Georgetown from 1998 to 2001.

His Tufts players were nationally ranked in scoring defense four different seasons and he coached 17 All-NESCAC players since becoming an assistant at the Meford, Mass., school. He also coached the defensive backs at Tufts.

Walsh was a history major and four-year Amherst starter who earned a masters in educational studies at Tufts in 2005.

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