DURHAM, N.H.-Jon Shelton, a defensive assistant coach at Kansas University last season, has been hired to a similar position for the University of New Hampshire football team.

Shelton, who brings with him 12 years of experience, coached and managed all aspects of the defensive line on game day and handled all of the day-to-day duties along with the rest of the Kansas defensive staff. While with the Jayhawks, Shelton coached a line that was ranked among the top squads in the nation.

Shelton, who will be responsible for coaching the defensive ends while with the Wildcats, brings with him a wealth of defensive experience from Bryant College, where he served as the defensive coordinator, assistant head coach and director of operations from 2002 through 2004. While with the Bulldogs, he was responsible for recruiting players from the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C areas.

Shelton also gained experience while at Montgomery Community College in Rockville, Md. in 1997-98 as the assistant coach responsible for linebackers and kickers.

At the University of Maryland where he was a student assistant, Jon helped coach the defensive line from 1995 through 1997.

Shelton began his coaching career at Montgomery Community College where he was the defensive line coach from 1993 through 1995.

Shelton most recently earned his Masters in Education (Counseling) at Providence College. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at the University of Maryland at College Park and he has an Associates of Arts degree in Finance from Montgomery Community College.

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