UConn hires 2 assistant coaches

Connecticut football coach Randy Edsall has hired two new

assistants to work with the team’s defensive backs and tight


Darrell Perkins, who served for the past two seasons as the

defensive backs coach at Louisiana-Monroe, was hired Thursday to

the same position in Storrs. He replaces Scott Lakatos, who took a

similar position at Georgia.

Perkins, a former running back at Wyoming, also has coached at

Northern Colorado, Charleston Southern and Ferris State.

Tight ends coach Dave McMichael also left UConn last month for

the same job at West Virginia. He’s being replaced by UConn alum

Jonathan Wholley.

Wholley, who also earned his master’s degree at UConn, was an

assistant coach and recruiting coordinator last year at