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COACHING STAFF John LYONS

Jon SHELTON

Pennsylvania ‘74 Defensive Coordinator / DB 3rd year at UNH

Maryland ‘97 Defensive Ends 8th year at UNH

This season marks Lyons’ third as defensive coordinator/DB coach for the Wildcats. Under his tutelage in 2012, Matt Evans became UNH’s all-time leader in career tackles (460), and defensive tackle Jared Smith was drafted by the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks after claiming a spot on the College Sports Journal FCS All-America Team. The Wildcats’ defense compiled 16 interceptions, which ranked second in the CAA, and finished second in turnover margin (+7). In Lyons’ first season at the helm, Evans won the Buck Buchanan Award as the nation’s top defensive player –the first Wildcat to ever accomplish that feat. As the head coach at Dartmouth, Lyons earned 60 career victories from 1992-2004. His Big Green teams won two Ivy League championships (1992, '96), including a perfect 10-0 season in ’96 when he was named the Division I N.E. Coach of the Year by the Gridiron Club of Boston. Lyons worked at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H., as football coach (2005-10) and A.D. (2008-10). He spent three years (2005-07) in NFL Europe for the Cologne Centurions, the last two years as defensive coordinator. Lyons served as defensive coordinator at Boston University from 198587. The Penn grad began his coaching career at his alma mater, climbing from an assistant freshman coach in his first season (1974) to the role of defensive coordinator in ‘84 for an undefeated Ivy League championship team that featured the league’s No. 1 total defense. He played three years for the Quakers and was an All-Ivy League Second-Team selection.

Ryan CARTY Delaware ‘06 Offensive Coordinator / QB 7th year at UNH Carty is in his seventh season on the UNH coaching staff, and the 2013 campaign marks his second year as the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. In 2012, the Wildcats’ offense flourished. UNH ranked second in the CAA in scoring offense (34.1 points/game), total offense (451.5 yards/game) and first downs (22.1/game) while placing third in rushing offense (220.8 yards/ game) and passing offense (230.8 yards/game). The ‘Cats registered the league’s most prolific red-zone offense (94%, 47 of 50), with 36 TDs. Carty spent two seasons (2010-11) as the Wildcats’ WR coach, where he mentored a pair of '11 All-CAA WRs in R.J. Harris (Second Team) and Joey Orlando (Third Team). The ‘11 Wildcats ranked first in the CAA in passing offense (274.7 yards/game) and third in scoring offense (32.8 points/game). He coached RBs in 2008-09, helping an offense that ranked No. 1 in the CAA in scoring both seasons. In his first year at UNH (‘07), Carty worked as the team’s TE coach. That season, sophomore Scott Sicko was named All-CAA and All-America. Carty began his coaching career at UNH after playing quarterback at the University of Delaware. He was voted captain in his 2006 senior campaign and played on the national championship squad in 2003. A 2007 graduate with honors from Delaware in Business Management, Carty recruits the northern portion of his home state of New Jersey, Essex County in Mass. and the western portion of New Hampshire.

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The 2013 season represents Shelton’s eighth year as UNH’s defensive ends coach and 19th

year in coaching. In 2012, Shelton mentored juniors and first-year starters Cody Muller and Jay Colbert; the duo combined for six sacks and 12 tackles for loss. In 2011, Shelton guided Brian McNally to a second straight berth on the CAA All-Conference First Team, All-New England Team and ECAC AllStar team. McNally ranked second in the CAA with 7.5 sacks. McNally spent time in the Washington Redskins training camp in the summer of ‘12. McNally set the University’s all-time single-season record with a CAAleading 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 is also a member of one of the UNH President’s Commissions, is the president of the Smart Male Athlete Reality Training (SMART) program, which focuses on sexual assault prevention among student-athletes. Shelton served as a defensive assistant at 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 worked as the defensive coordinator, assistant head coach and director of operations at Bryant College from 1999-2001. Shelton was the assistant coach of LBs and kickers at Montgomery Community College in Rockville, Md., in 1997-98. At 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 DL coach from 1993-95. Shelton earned a master’s degree in Education (Counseling) at Providence College, a bachelor of arts in Economics from Maryland and earned an associate degree in Finance from Montgomery C.C.

Brian BARBATO UNH ‘04 Tight Ends 6th year at UNH Brian Barbato is in his sixth consecutive year – and seventh overall- on the UNH coaching staff in 2013. Barbato has been in charge of tight ends since returning to Durham in 2008. His understudy, Harold Spears, earned a place on the 2012 All-CAA Third Team after racking up 20 receptions for 305 yards and four touchdowns. In 2011 Barbato, a native of Exeter, N.H., coached offensive tackles in addition to working with TEs. Under his tutelage, Scott Sicko was named All-America in both the ‘08 and ‘09 seasons and signed a free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys following his senior campaign. Barbato coached the offensive line at UNH in ‘04; during his playing days, he started 37 games while seeing time at all five offensive line positions. He was named All-Atlantic 10 Second Team in 2003 and All-Atlantic 10 Third Team in 2002. Barbato also coached outside linebackers and safeties at St. Lawrence University for two seasons (2006-07) and worked as an assistant coach at Exeter High School in 2005.

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