Philadelphia, Pa. - The University of Pennsylvania football team has hired Shawn Daignault as the new cornerbacks coach for the Red and Blue. Daignault, a 1995 graduate of Middlebury College, brings nearly 10 years of coaching experience to the Quakers staff.
Daignault spent two seasons with his alma mater as the outside linebackers coach before moving on to Juniata where he worked for three seasons as a defensive backfield and tight ends coach. In the fall of 1998 Daignault traveled north to Hartford, Conn. where he spent five seasons with Trinity, coaching the Tigers’ defensive backfield, linebacker and tight end units.
In August of 2003, Daignault became the strength and conditioning coordinator at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, while also serving as the football team’s defensive coordinator and defensive backfield coach. Daignault had been serving as the interim head coach of the team since March when he joined the Penn staff.
Daignault earned his bachelors from Middlebury in 1995 and earned his Masters in 2002 from Trinity.
Penn is preparing for the 2005 football campaign as the Quakers return 40 letterwinners and welcome 33 newcomers to the program. The Red and Blue open the season on Sept. 17 against Duquesne at Franklin Field.