Former UConn letterwinner and graduate assistant coach Shane Fogarty, who spent the past season as the tight ends and special teams coordinator at Fordham, is in his first season on the Husky staff in 2013and will work with the safeties.
A 2006 graduate of UConn with a degree in history, Fogarty was a member of the Husky football program from 2002-05, earning a letter in his senior season as a quarterback. While at UConn, he earned the Joseph M. Giannelli Unsung Hero Award as well as the Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes Award for Academic Excellence in the football program.
As a graduate assistant at UConn from 2010-11, Fogarty worked with the Huskies' defense. He was a member of the 2010 staff that led the Huskies to the BIG EAST Championship and an appearance in the 2011 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.
Last year, Fogarty coached tight end Dan Light at Fordham, who was named First Team All-Patriot League, as he hauled in 45 passes for 388 yards, the most for any Patriot League tight end and the most receptions for a tight end in Fordham history.
On special teams in 2012, Fordham kicker Patrick Murray was named a consensus All-American, leading the NCAA FCS in field goal made (25) and ranking second in punting average (46.0).
Prior to his stay in Storrs, Fogarty spent the 2009 season as an assistant at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. He coached the wide receivers that year and helped the Cadets to the 2009 East Coast Football Conference championship.
Fogarty was an assistant coach at Trinity College in Hartford from 2006-08 working with the running backs and special teams in 2008 and leading the Bantams to the 2008 NESCAC championship. In 2006 and 2007, he coached the outside linebackers.
From February through June of 2008, Fogarty served as a head coach and offensive coordinator for the Carinthian Black Lions in the Austrian Football League.
A native of West Virginia, Fogarty led Morgantown High School to the 2001 championship in the state's biggest division. He had a 25-2 record as a starting quarterback in high school and was a two-time All-State pick.
Fogarty is marreid to the former Samantha Grath, a 2006 UConn graduate, and the couple is expecting their first child in November 2013.