The Huskies welcome eight new assistants along with returning offensive line coach Mike Foley
Wayne Lineburg, who was been a member of the Richmond coaching staff for the past four seasons, is in his first year at UConn in 2014 and will have position responsibility with the wide receivers and will serve as the Special Teams Coordinator.
Lineburg and new UConn head coach Bob Diaco were on the same coaching staff together at Virginia in 2007 and '08. Lineburg is a 1996 graduate of Virginia.
Lineburg was the associate head coach, running backs coach and recruiting coordinator for the past two seasons at Richmond. He originally came to the school in 2010 as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach and was the interim head coach in 2011.
In 2013, Lineburg's offensive help lead the Spiders to a four-game winning streak at the end of the season, including victories over two ranked teams to close the year. Richmond's offense ranked 24th in the country (441.4 yards per game) in the Football Championship Subdivision - a mark which was second in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Spiders led the CAA in passing offense at 328.2 yards per game.
In 2012, Lineburg helped guide a prolific Richmond offense rank 20th in the nation in passing offense (271.2) and 21st in scoring offense (33.2). Richmond had an 8-3 record and earning a share of the Colonial Athletic Association championship. The Spiders saw two offensive players, fullback Kendall Gaskins and tight end Kevin Finney, earn All-American honors.
Lineburg had twice been the Spiders' offensive coordinator prior to the start of the 2011 campaign, when he continued in that role while also serving as interim head coach. Under Lineburg, senior wide receiver Tre Gray was named Associate Press Third-Team All-American.
The Radford, Va. native had a first stint with Richmond for three years from 2004-06 as the offensive coordinator and running backs coach.
Under Lineburg, the Spiders' posted prolific offensive numbers. In 2005, Richmond gained a school-record 4,957 yards of total offense and scored 44 touchdowns. The offensive unit averaged 381.3 yards per game and ranked 41st in the country that year. Lineburg's offense averaged more than 330 yards per game every year and had an 800-yard rusher each of those three seasons.
Lineburg was on the offensive staff at Virginia from 2007-09, working with the wide receivers in 2007-08 and the running backs in 2009. He was also a graduate assistant at Virginia from 1998-99. UVa played in the 1998 Peach Bowl, the 1999 MicronPC.com Bowl and the 2008 Gator Bowl with Lineburg on staff.
A four-year quarterback for the Cavaliers, Lineburg was player on three bowls teams -- the 1994 Carquest Bowl, the 1994 Independence Bowl and the 1995 Peach Bowl. In his 22 seasons as either a player or coach, Lineburg has reached the postseason nine times.
His father, Norman, was the long-time coach at Radford High and is a member of the Virginia High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Wayne played prep football for his father, earning All-District honors as a quarterback.
His brother Robert is the athletic director at Radford University, his brother Mark is the superintendent of schools in Bristol, Va. and his brother Paul is the assistant principal at William Byrd High School in Vinton, Va.
Wayne and his wife Tracey have two daughters - Addyson and Alexis.