STORRS, Conn. -- Dennis Dottin-Carter, who completed the 2016 season as the Interim Head Coach at the University of Delaware, has been named to the UConn Football staff as the defensive line coach, it was announced Sunday by head coach Randy Edsall.
Dottin-Carter coached four seasons at Delaware and served as Interim Head Coach for the final five weeks of the season and posted a record of 2-3, posting victories at home over Towson and on the road at Albany. He was the co-Defensive Coordinator for his final three seasons with the Blue Hens.
Dottin-Carter has a one-year contract that will pay him a base salary of $170,000.
In 2016 & 2015, the Delaware defense ranked in the top 25 nationally in run defense, total defense and scoring defense. Five Delaware defensive players earned All-CAA honors in that time. Under his tutelage, redshirt freshman Blaine Woodson was named the CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2014. Dottin-Carter also played a big role in the development of 2013 All-American defensive tackle Zach Kerr, who closed out his third season with the Indianapolis Colts in 2016.
Dottin-Carter began his coaching career with former head coach Jack Cosgrove at Maine in 2008 as tight ends coach and also led the fullbacks, running backs, defensive line, and special teams during his five-year tenure.
As Maine’s defensive line and special teams coach, he coached five all-conference players, including All-American fullback Jared Turcotte in 2008. Maine led the CAA in scoring defense (19.5 points per game) and was fourth in sacks (22) in 2012.
Dottin-Carter served in the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship with the Atlanta Falcons in August, 2015 and did so again in 2016 with the Seattle Seahawks. The annual fellowship was launched in 1987 and is aimed to create more job opportunities for minority coaches.
Dottin-Carter (born 2/4/81) is a native of Cambridge, Mass. and earned his degree in kinesiology and physical education from the University of Maine following an outstanding playing career that saw him lead the Black Bears to Atlantic 10 (now CAA) titles in 2001 and 2002. He was a first team All-Atlantic 10 selection as a linebacker in 2002 when he also was named All-New England.