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UConn Football Linebackers Coach Jon Wholley Leaving Program

Jarred Horton of the AAF’s Atlanta Legends will replace him.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

UConn football announced Tuesday that linebackers coach Jon Wholley has left the football program effective March 19 to pursue other professional opportunities.

Wholley, a walk-on running back for the Huskies from 2001-04, first returned as a coach from 2010-13 before going to Fordham. After some time with the Rams, Wholley teamed up with Randy Edsall in 2017, with Wholley taking over as linebackers coach for the past two season as the Huskies were one of the worst defenses in the history of college football.

As part of the release, Edsall announced that Jarren Horton was hired to fill Wholley’s position. Horton was hired from the staff of the Alliance of American Football’s Atlanta Legends, where he was a defensive assistant and secondaries coach.

Prior to coaching, Horton played defensive back at Portland State from 2010-12 and graduated from Central Washington in 2015.

UPDATE 3/20/19: