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Bob Diaco (Courtesy Bob Stowell/UConn)

Bob Diaco (Courtesy Bob Stowell/UConn)

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New UConn head football coach Bob Diaco has announced his final coaching staff.  Diaco,  whose selection was announced last month has chosen eight new assistant coaches,  and is retaining one from the previous staff.

Don Patterson, UConn Associate Head Coach (Courtesy UConn)

Don Patterson, UConn Associate Head Coach (Courtesy UConn)

The new Associate Head Coach and Quarterbacks Coach, Don Patterson,  comes to UConn after three seasons as Quarterbacks Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Buffalo.  A 1973 Army grad, Patterson spent 18 years on the staff of Coach Hayden Fry at Iowa.

Mike Cummings, UConn Offensive Coordinator (Courtesy UConn)

Mike Cummings, UConn Offensive Coordinator (Courtesy UConn)

The new Offensive Coordinator will be Mike Cummings,  who has held the same position at Central Michigan for four seasons.  He will also work with the team’s tight ends.

Anthony Poindexter, UConn Defensive Coordinator (Courtesy UConn)

Anthony Poindexter, UConn Defensive Coordinator (Courtesy UConn)

Anthony Poindexter,  who has been on the coaching staff at Virginia for ten years in various position, is the new Defensive Coordinator,  with responsibility for safeties.

Wayne Lineburg, UConn Special Teams Coordinator (Courtesy UConn)

Wayne Lineburg, UConn Special Teams Coordinator (Courtesy UConn)

Wayne Lineburg comes to Storrs after four years at Richmond, including one year as Interim Head Coach.  He will be Special Teams Coordinator, and will work with wide receivers.

Vincent Brown, UConn Co-Defensive Coordinator, (Courtesy UConn)

Vincent Brown, UConn Co-Defensive Coordinator, (Courtesy UConn)

Former New England Patriot Vincent Brown, a three-time All-Pro,  who will be the new Linebackers Coach and Co-Defensive Coordinator,  has been a defensive coach at Virginia for four years.

Kevin Wolthausen, UConn Recruiting Coordinator (Courtesy UConn)

Kevin Wolthausen, UConn Recruiting Coordinator (Courtesy UConn)

34-year-coaching veteran Kevin Wolthausen, most recently Special Teams coach at Florida International,  has been named Recruiting Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach.

Mike Foley, UConn Offensive Line Coacu (Courtesy UConn)

Mike Foley, UConn Offensive Line Coacu (Courtesy UConn)

The one current UConn coaching staff member who is staying with the program is Mike Foley.  He’ll continue his work with the offensive line.

Ernest T. Jones, UConn Running Backs Coach (Courtesy UConn)

Ernest T. Jones, UConn Running Backs Coach (Courtesy UConn)

Ernest Jones moves from Notre Dame to UConn with Diaco.  He’ll be Running Backs Coach and will have responsibility for player engagement.

Josh Reardon, UConn Co-Special Teams Coordinator (Courtesy UConn)

Josh Reardon, UConn Co-Special Teams Coordinator (Courtesy UConn)

Another addition from Notre Dame is Josh Reardon,  a graduate assistant with the Irish for the past two seasons.  At UConn he will coach cornerbacks and serve as Co-Special Teams Coordinator.

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