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enters his eighth season with the Quakers in 2013. He served as the cornerbacks and assistant secondary coach for seven years and now leads the Penn linebackers.
During the 2012 Ivy League championship season, Penn's defensive backfield consisted of three All-Ivy players in Sebastian Jaskowski, Dave Twamley and Dan Wilk. In Coach Dupont's seven seasons at Penn, the Quakers have now had 15 All-Ivy defensive backs.
Recently, Dupont turned a pair of former offensive standouts into All-Ivy defensive backs. In their first seasons under Dupont in 2010, former running backsand 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—
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.
Dupont’s secondary thrived in 2008 as well. The Quakers ranked first in pass defense in the Ivy League and 13th in the nation. Two of his cornerbacks, Wynn (first-team) and Britton Ertman (honorable mention), received All-Ivy honors. Wynn, who led the league in interceptions, was also named Third-Team All-America. In 2007, Wynn was second in the league in interceptions and a first-team All-Ivy selection.
Dupont had an immediate impact in his first season in 2006, as both of his starting cornerbacks, Greg Ambrogi and sophomore Tyson Maugle, were named honorable mention All-Ivy while ranking among the national leaders in passes defended.
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.
Hometown — Dansville, N.Y.