UConn football hires former Chicago Bears assistant John Dunn as new offensive coordinator

Published on Friday, 12 January 2018 22:23
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STORRS - UConn’ football coach Randy Edsall has hired former Chicago Bears assistant coach John Dunn to be his new offensive coordinator.

Dunn replaces Rhett Lashlee, who left after just one year on the job to take the same position at SMU.

The school says Dunn, who will also coach the quarterbacks, agreed to a two-year contract worth $300,000 per year.

He has worked with Edsall before, serving as his tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at Maryland.

Dunn was John Fox’s offensive quality control coach with the Bears during the 2016 season and was an offensive assistant in 2017.

“Having John join our staff as offensive coordinator/quarterback coach will enhance our staff tremendously, as he has a wealth of knowledge in different schemes and has learned and coached under some of the best offensive minds in the game. He has an outstanding offensive mind and understands how to attack people and take advantage of personnel match ups,” Edsall said in a press release.

UConn went 3-9 last season, which was Edsall’s first since returning to the school for a second stint as head coach.

“I’m so grateful to coach Edsall for the chance to join this team,” Dunn said. “I’m thrilled for this opportunity and my family and I look forward to being a part of UConn football.”

Dunn spent the last two seasons with the Chicago Bears under head coach John Fox, first as the offensive quality control coach during the 2016 season and then as an offensive assistant in 2017.

“John is as good an offensive mind as I’ve been around,” Fox said. “He has a great feel for the run game as well as pass game.”



Posted in New Britain Herald, UConn on Friday, 12 January 2018 22:23. Updated: Friday, 12 January 2018 22:39.