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Jon Dupont
Position: Linebackers Coach
Year: Freshman
Alma Mater: St. Lawrence
Graduating Year: 2002
Eligibility: Freshman
Experience: 9 Years
Phone: 215-898-6135
Email: dupont@upenn.edu
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Ivy League Championships
2009, 2010, 2012

Recruiting Areas:
Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh/Western PA Areas), West Virginia

Jon Dupont enters his 10th season with the Quakers in 2015. He served as the cornerbacks and assistant secondary coach for seven years and now leads the Penn linebackers. 

In his first two seasons with the linebackers, Dupont led Dan Davis to back-to-back All-Ivy seasons. In his seven years in charge of the defensive backfield, the Quakers had 15 All-Ivy defensive backs. During the 2012 Ivy League championship season, Dupont's defensive backfield consisted of three All-Ivy players in Sebastian Jaskowski, Dave Twamley and Dan Wilk.

Dupont also turned a pair of former offensive standouts into All-Ivy defensive backs. In their first seasons under Dupont in 2010, former running backs Bradford Blackmon and Matt Hamscher each turned in All-Ivy performances. Blackmon, who had spent his first three season on the offensive side of the ball, started all 10 games as a senior cornerback, while Hamscher led the team in sacks and was a two-time Ivy Defensive Player of the Week. Hamscher then returned in 2011 and was named second-team All-Ivy as senior.

Meanwhile, two more of Dupont’s disciples were selected as All-Ivy recipients in 2010—Josh Powers earned first team status and Brian Levine claimed honorable mention recognition. The Quakers finished the year ranked No. 1 in the Ivy League in total defense, scoring defense and sacks.

In 2009, Dupont’s secondary ranked tops in the Ivy League in passing defense (seventh in the nation) for the second straight season. In addition to leading the FCS in total defense and scoring defense, the Quakers also ranked first in the Ancient Eight in pass efficiency defense and turnover margin. Dupont’s defensive backfield produced two first-team All-Ivy recipients in Jonathan Moore and Chris Wynn, while Kevin Gray added a second-team honor. A year earlier, Wynn led the league in interceptions and was named Third-Team All-America.

Dupont came to Penn after coaching for two seasons at Trinity College (Conn.), where he assisted in coaching defensive backs and the defensive line. Under his tutelage, Trinity had the No. 1 ranked defense in all of Division III football. He also had a hand in recruiting athletes from New York, New Jersey and California.

Prior to Trinity, Dupont served two years as a defensive assistant coach at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Dupont coached the defensive line in 2003 and the outside linebackers in 2002, while also serving as an assistant baseball coach at WPI both seasons.

Dupont was a four-year starter at linebacker and defensive back at St. Lawrence, earning All-Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association (UCAA) football honors in 2001. He was also a three-year starter on the St. Lawrence baseball squad, and in 2001-02, was the most valuable player of both the football and baseball teams.

Dupont earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from St. Lawrence in 2002 and received his Master’s degree in economics at Trinity in the spring of 2006. He and his wife, Heather, reside in Drexel Hill, Pa., with their son, Bradley, and daughter, Katelyn.


Coaching Experience
Linebackers Coach
— Penn, 2013-present

Cornerbacks Coach — Penn, 2006-2012
DB/DL Coach — Trinity, 2004-05
Defensive Line Coach — Worcester Poly, 2003
Outside Linebackers Coach — Worcester Poly, 2002

Hometown — Dansville, N.Y.
Residence — Drexel Hill, Pa.
— Wife, Heather; Son, Bradley; Daughter, Katelyn

2006 Masters — Trinity
2002 B.A. — St. Lawrence

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