New staff member has coached on almost every level of football
New coaching staff impressive in the experience they bring to Storrs.
The Huskies welcome eight new assistants along with returning offensive line coach Mike Foley
Last season while working the defensive line, Wolthausen coached a pair of Husky lineman to All-American Athletic Conference honors last year as Julian Campenni earned second team honors and Folorunso Fatukasi was named honorable mention.
In 32 seasons coaching in college, Wolthausen has been a part of 19 postseason bowl teams, including seven New Year's bowl games. In total, he has been part of 23 postseason appearances during his 36-year coaching career, including UConn's trip to the St. Petersburg Bowl in 2015.
Prior to coming to UConn, he served as the special teams coordinator at Florida International in 2013 and in 2012 was the defensive line coach at Purdue as the Boilermakers played in the 2012 Heart of Dallas Bowl.
Wolthausen has been a part of many successful teams at all levels of the game. Prior to Purdue, he was the defensive line coach for the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League as the team won the first two UFL championships.
Wolthausen was the associate head coach and linebackers coach at Eastern Michigan in the winter of 2009, where he first served as an outside linebackers coach in 2002. Wolthausen and UConn head coach Bob Diaco were on the same staff at Eastern Michigan in 2002.
He was an assistant coach at Louisville from 2003-06 and the Cardinals played in four bowl games, including the FedEx Orange Bowl, Toyota Gator Bowl, AutoZone Liberty Bowl and GMAC Bowl. Louisville also won the 2006 Big East and 2004 Conference USA titles.
Following Louisville, Wolthausen was the defensive line coach for the Atlanta Falcons in 2007. Prior to Louisville, he coached in the Arena Football League as the fullback/linebackers coach for the Arizona Rattlers in 2002.
In 1995, Wolthausen returned to the state of Arizona for six seasons as the defensive line coach at Arizona State. Wolthausen was originally a graduate assistant coach and got his first full-time Division I coaching job at the University of Arizona from 1983-86.
With ASU, Wolthausen was a part of four Sun Devil bowl teams and in 1996 would come up just shy of winning at least a share of the school's first national title after falling to Ohio State 20-17 in the final seconds of the 1997 Rose Bowl.
Wolthausen's six seasons as defensive line coach at USC from 1987-92 were arguably some of his most successful years in coaching. Five Trojan teams were bowl-bound during that span, including three straight appearances as the Pac-10 champions in the Rose Bowl.
Wolthausen graduated in June 1981 with a bachelor's degree in physical education from Humboldt State, where he was a linebacker from 1978-79. He was the team's top tackler in 1979 and received all-league honors.
Wolthausen and his wife, Michel, have one son, Noah, and one daughter, Quinnlin
Year-By-Year With Kevin Wolthausen
|1980||Cal State Northridge||Student Assistant|
|1980-82||Humboldt State||Defensive Assistant|
|1995-2000||Arizona State||Defensive Line|
|2002||Arizona Rattlers (AFL)||Fullbacks/Linebackers|
|2002||Eastern Michigan||Outside Linebackers|
|2007||Atlanta Falcons||Defensive Line|
|2009||Eastern Michigan||Associate Head Coach/Linebackers|
|2009-11||Las Vegas Locomotives (UFL)||Defensive Line|
|2013||Florida International||Special Teams|
|2014-15||UConn||Defensive Line, Recruiting Coordinator|
|2016||UConn||Special Teams Coordinator, Linebackers, Recruiting Coordinator|
|Postseason Games As A Coach|
|1985||Sun||Arizona Tied Georgia, 13-13|
|1986||Aloha||Arizona def. North Carolina, 30-21|
|1987||Rose||USC lost Michigan State, 20-17|
|1988||Rose||USC lost to Michigan, 22-14|
|1989||Rose||USC def. Michigan, 17-10|
|1990||John Hancock||USC lost to Michigan State, 17-16|
|1992||Freedom||USC lost to Fresno State, 24-7|
|1993||John Hancock||Oklahoma def. Texas Tech, 41-10|
|1994||Copper||Oklahoma lost to BYU, 31-6|
|1996||Rose||Arizona State lost to Ohio State, 20-17|
|1997||Sun||Arizona State def. Iowa, 17-7|
|1999||Aloha||Arizona State lost to Wake Forest, 23-3|
|2000||Aloha||Arizona State lost to Boston College, 31-17|
|2002||AFL Quarterfinals||Arizona Rattlers def. Carolina Cobras, 61-59|
|AFL Semifinals||Arizona Rattlers def. Chicago Rush, 46-35|
|Arena Bowl XVI||Arizona Rattlers lost to San Jose SaberCats, 52-14|
|2003||GMAC||Louisville lost to Miami (Ohio), 49-28|
|2004||Liberty||Louisville def. Boise State, 44-40|
|2005||Gator||Louisville lost to Virginia Tech, 35-24|
|2006||Orange||Louisville def. Wake Forest, 24-13|
|2009||UFL Championship||Las Vegas Locomotives def. Florida Tuskers, 20-17|
|2010||UFL Championship||Las Vegas Locomotives def. Florida Tuskers, 23-20|
|2011||UFL Championship||Las Vegas Locomotives lost to Virginia Destroyers, 17-3|
|2012||Heart of Dallas||Purdue lost to Oklahoma State, 52-14|
|2015||Heart of Dallas||UConn lost to Marshall, 16-10|