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UConn names former Bears assistant Dunn OC

Sports Xchange

January 12, 2018 at 4:46 pm.

Former Chicago Bears assistant coach John Dunn was named as the University of Connecticut’s new offensive coordinator, the school announced Friday.

Dunn is replacing Rhett Lashlee, who departed the school after one year to fill the same role at SMU.

“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,” Huskies coach Randy Edsall said in a statement released by the school. “He has an outstanding offensive mind and understands how to attack people and take advantage of personnel matchups.”

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

Dunn spent the previous two seasons working for John Fox with the Chicago Bears. He was Chicago’s offensive quality control coach in 2016 and served as an offensive assistant last season.

He worked with Edsall for five seasons from 2011-15 at the University of Maryland as a tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator.

Edsall returned for a second stint with the Huskies last season. The team finished 3-9 while averaging 17.2 points.