Philadelphia The George A. Munger Head Coach of Football, Al Bagnoli, announced the hiring of two new assistant coaches and a new director of football operations. Jonathan McLaughlin takes over as the offensive line coach, while Jonathan Dupont will be the assistant secondary coach. James Pio is the new director of football operations.
McLaughlin comes to Philadelphia after five years at the University of Iowa, where he was the offensive line graduate assistant and the quality control assistant. McLaughlin, however, is no stranger to the East Coast or the Pennsylvania area. Prior to his move to Iowa, McLaughlin was the offensive coordinator, offensive line coach, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Muhlenburg College in Allentown. He also has had coaching stints at Cornell, Hobart and Alfred.
Dupont has spent the last two years at Trinity College, working with the No. 1 defense in Division III. During his two years in Hartford, he worked as a special teams coach and assistant recruiting coordinator. Prior to his experience at Trinity, Dupont was a defensive, special teams and assistant baseball coach at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for two years. Dupont was a two-sport athlete (baseball and football) at St. Lawrence University.
Pio also comes from Trinity, where he was a defensive graduate assistant for two seasons. Pio worked with the outside linebackers and was an assistant recruiting coordinator. He worked on the offensive side of the ball at King’s College as the offensive intern. He worked primarily with the offensive line and tight ends. Pio will be responsible for team travel and special events planning, including planning and organizing the Quakers’ annual postseason banquet, golf outing and official visit weekends.
The Quakers return 10 of their 13 All-Ivy League honorees. Penn opens the 2006 season against Lafayette on Sept. 16.