Monday, January 23, 2012

Former Yale QB among new assistant coaches

According to a report in the Harvard Crimson, Harvard assistant coaches Kris Barber, Joe Conlin and Dwayne Wilmot have been hired by new Yale head coach Tony Reno.

Barber is a former Yale quarterback who spent one season as the receivers coach at Harvard. He cut his teeth at Division II Colorado School of Mines where he was the passing-game coordinator for a program which reached the Division II playoffs in 2010.

Conlin came to Harvard last season to coach the offensive line after spending seven seasons on the staff at New Hampshire where he had stints coaching the safeties, defensive line and offensive line.

Wilmot, also a first-year coach at Harvard in 2011, coached the defensive line for the Crimson after spending five seasons as the defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Maine. There's no word what positions the three will have at Yale.

Reno, who spent the last three seasons as an assistant at Harvard, was hired earlier this month as the 34th coach in Yale football history. Defensive backs coach Rick Flanders was the only assistant coach retained by Reno.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does it say about Coach Murphy -- and Coach Reno, for that matter -- that three of Murphy's assistants would skip town after one year to follow their co-worker to New Haven?


9:31 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pay raise, chance to move up the title ladder -- the usual stuff. It's how the coaching game works.

9:37 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, we now have four Harvard coaches... get about 20 or so Harvard players (the right ones, of course) and we'd surely be favored...

9:24 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Murphy is at the top of his game - the incoming President of the National Football Coaches Association.

He has no trouble getting top associates as they know being on Murphy's staff will help their career.

5:35 PM 

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