Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Graduate assistants named

UConn announced that David Deboer and Nick Lezynski on the offensive side and Tyler Stockton and  Josh Zidenberg on defense will be graduate assistants.

Deboer was an offensive graduate assistant coach at Central Michigan from 2012-13 where he worked with current UConn offensive coordinator Mike Cummings.

Lezynski was a graduate assistant at Holy Cross in 2012-13 working with the secondary. He also was the defensive coordinator for the Crusaders’ junior varsity team and special teams coordinator.  He is a 2011 graduate of Notre Dame with a degree in marketing and was a four-year walk-on member for the Fighting Irish

Stockton was a member of the Notre Dame football team and earned his undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in corporate finance in 2014. He was named the 2012 Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year for the Irish and was awarded a monogram during his career.  Stockton also received the 2013 Irish Around The Bend Award for his involvement in community service.

Zidenberg was a graduate assistant coach at Virginia from the 2009-11 seasons. He is a 2008 graduate of Virginia with a degree in anthropology and earned his master’s degree from the school in administration and supervision in 2011. For the past two years, he was a Business Development Manager for Movement Mortgage, Inc., in Virginia Beach, Va. Zidenberg was a player personnel assistant with the Miami Dolphins in 2008-09.


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