In spring of 2018 Kevin Cahill was named the Joel E. Smilow Class of '54 Offensive Coordinator. He has led a highly touted offensive attack that paved the way to winning the Ivy League Championship in 2017. The 2018 season marked Cahill's seventh year coaching at Yale and his fifth as the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
He coached two-time All-Ivy selection QB Kurt Rawlings that last two seasons, while backup Griffin O'Connor earned 2018 Rookie of the Year honors. His first year (2014) with the Yale QBs produced amazing numbers. Morgan Roberts and the Yale offense led the nation in total offense and were third in scoring and fifth in passing yards. Roberts connected often with WR Grant Wallace, who led the FCS in yards per game.
Cahill spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons as Yale’s special teams coordinator and WRs coach. Prior to that, he spent four years as an assistant coach at the University of Maine, the last three working with special teams. Cahill also coached Maine's running backs and wide receivers while serving as the director of personnel and the NFL liaison. He coached two All-Americans (Jared Turcotte, Jhamal Fluellen) and six all-conference players while at Orono.
A two-year assistant at Murray State, Cahill coached the wide receivers, assisted in the passing game and served as recruiting coordinator for the 2007 and 2008 campaigns. He mentored a pair of All-Ohio Valley Conference players.
Before going to Kentucky, Cahill was a wide receivers coach for Tennessee-Martin for 2004 and 2005, helping the program engineer its first winning season in 13 years. He also spent time coaching at Maine Maritime Academy (2001) and at Springfield College (2002, 2003), where he was a three-year starting quarterback and a 2001 graduate. He helped Springfield reach two NCAA Playoff appearances.
Cahill and his wife, Carah, have two sons, Patrick and Thomas, and a daughter, Elizabeth, and reside in Madison.