The 2013 season represents Jon Shelton’s eighth year on the UNH coaching staff as the defensive ends coach.
In 2011, Shelton guided Brian McNally to a second straight berth on the CAA All-Conference First Team, All-New England Team and ECAC All-Star team. McNally ranked second in the CAA with 7.5 sacks and was selected to play in the Casino Del Sol All-Star Game, which featured more than 90 of the nation’s best college football players. Fellow senior James Jenkins notched 3.5 sacks and led all Wildcat defensive linemen with 45 tackles.
McNally set the University’s all-time single-season record with a CAA-leading 13.5 sacks in 2010. As a result, the then junior was named College Sporting News Sweet-63 All-America, ECAC All-Star and earned a berth on the FCS All-New England Team.
Shelton, who has 19 years of coaching experience under his belt, previously served as a defensive assistant at the University of Kansas from 2002-04, where he coached and managed all aspects of the defensive line on game day and handled all of the day-to-day duties. He coached a line that ranked among the top squads in the nation.
Previously, he worked as the defensive coordinator, assistant head coach and director of operations at Bryant College from 1999-2001. While with the Bulldogs, he was responsible for recruiting players from the Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. areas.
Shelton also gained experience at Montgomery Community College in Rockville, Md., in 1997-98 as the assistant coach of linebackers and kickers. At the University of Maryland, Shelton was a student assistant coach who helped mentor the defensive line from 1995-97.
His coaching career began at Montgomery Community College as defensive line coach from 1993-95. Shelton earned a Master’s Degree in Education (Counseling) at Providence College, garnered a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park and earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Finance from Montgomery Community College.