University of Connecticut’s head coach Randy Edsall  announced Sunday that current Delaware assistant coach and former interim head coach Dennis Dottin-Carter will join the coaching staff as a defensive line coach.

Dottin-Carter was poised to come back for the 2017 season for Delaware under new head coach Danny Rocco as the defensive line coach. The newest UConn coach was a Blue Hens coach for four years where he coached all four years as a defensive line coach. He also served three years as a co-defensive coordinator.

In 2016 season, Dottin-Carter was named interim head coach after the Hens fired head coach Dave Brock and he went 2-3  in his time as the interim head coach.

Dottin-Carter coached a lot special players in his career including five All-Colonial Athletic Association selections, current Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Zach Kerr and 2014 CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year Blaine Woodson.

Massachusetts is where Dottin-Carter fell in love with game of football as he was a native of Cambridge. He was an  All-CAA and All-New England linebacker at the University of Maine and was an  assistant coach there under head coach Jack Cosgrove.

Blue Hens head coach Danny Rocco talked about the job that Dottin-Carter has done at Delaware.

Coach Dott served the University of Delaware football program well during his years as a Blue Hen,” said Rocco, who was named Delaware’s head coach back in December and had completed his staff earlier this month. “He was an asset to me and to my staff as we transitioned into the program. We wish him well as he pursuers his goals.”

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