Friday, April 13, 2018

Staff Moves

The addition of David Shula as wide receivers coach overshadowed several other changes on the Dartmouth coaching staff that were reported earlier this week on BGA Premium

Danny O'Dea is moving from nickels to running backs coach. Now in his third year with the Big Green, O'Dea came to Dartmouth after three years as head coach at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, where he orchestrated what a story in referred to as a "maniacal passing game (that) turned the Mid-Atlantic Prep League on its ear for three seasons."

Stepping in for O'Dea as nickels coach is former Dartmouth safety Kyle Cavanaugh '09, who spent the past season as the program's offensive quality control assistant. Find a story I freelanced about Cavanaugh in 2009 HERE.

Joining the program for the coming season are two new quality control assistants, one a familiar name to Ivy League football fans and one familiar to a Dartmouth assistant.

Seitu Smith, an all-purpose receiver and gifted return specialist at Harvard, is the new offensive quality control assistant. After graduating Harvard with a degree in sociology Smith earned a masters of education at Durham University in England. He then served as an assistant football coach at Florida's J.P. Taravella High School, where he taught math.

Former Becker College assistant Vaughn Johnson is the new defensive quality control assistant. Johnson also coached at DIII Hiram and Knox as well as at his alma mater, Husson University in Maine. Johnson came with a recommendation from Dartmouth defensive line coach Duane Brooks, who coached at Husson prior to arriving in Hanover.