s UConn Men's Lacrosse: Lacrosse Alumni to Direct UConn Football Operations

2003 UConn Lacrosse Alumni Jon Dahlquist has been named the Director of Football Operations for the University of Connecticut Division of Athletics. Dahlquist captained the team for two years, as a Junior in 2002 and as a Senior in 2003. He was a Second Team All-PCLL player in both his Junior and Senior year.

Dahlquist vs. Ga Tech in 2003

This article first appeared at UConnHuskies.com

STORRS, Conn. (Feb. 20, 2006) — University of Connecticut head football coach Randy Edsall announced on Monday the hiring of Jon Dahlquist as Director of Football Operations.

“It's great to have Jon come back to the program,” Edsall says. “He did an outstanding when he was here before and, with his added experience, he will contribute even more to the program. His high level of familiarity will make the transition a very smooth one for all involved.”

Dahlquist worked as an operations and recruiting assistant at UConn throughout his academic career, learning the trade from former UConn Director of Football Operations Don Corzine, now a scout for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. From 2001-05, Dahlquist extensively helped Corzine in areas of UConn’s operation ranging from team travel to the organization of recruiting visits. He was involved with the large logistical operations behind the team’s week-long stay in Detroit for the 2004 Motor City Bowl, the program’s first-ever bowl trip.

Last spring, Dahlquist worked in Tampa with the operations branch of NFL Europe’s Berlin Thunder as they prepared for the 2005 season. He managed all daily football operations during the team’s camp, ranging from room assignments to bus schedules to meal counts. He helped make passport arrangements for Thunder players and managed league financial matters, including player per diem and reimbursements.

Dahlquist volunteered during the fall of 2005 as the Football Operations Director at the College of the Holy Cross in his native Worcester, Mass. He coordinated aspects of the Crusaders’ team travel, organized recruiting receptions and assisted in community service events.

He also gained experience while an undergraduate in Storrs as a manager for the UConn men’s basketball team from 1999-2002 and played on the school’s club men’s lacrosse team. Dahlquist was a two-year team captain and was named All-Pioneer League as both a junior and senior. He was also active off-campus during his undergraduate years, serving as an intern in the development office at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and as a marketing intern for the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack.

Dahlquist received two degrees from UConn, a bachelor’s degree in Education in May of 2003 and a master’s degree in Education in May of 2005.

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