John Fraser has been named to the Yale football coaching staff and will be responsible for the quarterbacks and receivers, and Jason DesJarlais has joined the coaching staff as an assistant who will serve as special teams coordinator and defensive assistant.
came to New Haven this month with a variety of coaching experiences at the prep school and collegiate levels.He spent the last two years as an assistant coach at Hamline (Minn.) University. He was an assistant at Colgate University from 1988 to 1990, including one year as the offensive coordinator.He
has also assisted at Lafayette (1985-87), Columbia (1982-84) and Albany (1976-78).
The new Yale coach, a 1976 graduate of the University of Massachusetts
, was the head coach at Phillips Exeter (N.H.) Academy for three seasons (1980-82). Fraser, who earned his master's in educational studies from Albany, has two daughters in college: Shanon captained the 2005 Cornell soccer team and is headed for New York University Medical School and Kristen is at Dickinson College. DesJerlais comes to New Haven from Jacksonville University, where he served as special teams coordinator, recruiting coordinator and a defensive secondary coach. He
spent three seasons at the University of San Diego
, where he
coordinated the defense while coaching safeties and organizing the recruiting efforts.He
helped lead the 2004 Toreros to a second-place finish with a defense that ranked 21st nationally with a +0.55 turnover margin.