Shane Fogarty, who served as offensive coordinator at Colby College last fall, returns for his second stint at Fordham as an Assistant with the football program it was announced on Monday by Head coach Joe Moorhead. Fogarty, who previously served under Moorhead as tight ends coach and special teams coordinator at Fordham in 2012, will be responsible for the Rams’ running backs in 2015.
Between his first stretch at Fordham and his year at Colby last fall, Fogarty served as an assistant coach at the University of Connecticut in 2013, working with the safeties and assisting with the special teams.
In 2012 with the Rams, Fogarty coached tight end Dan Light at Fordham, who was named First Team All-Patriot League, as he hauled in 45 passes for 388 yards, the most for any Patriot League tight end and the most receptions for a tight end in Fordham history.
On special teams, Fogarty coached placekicker Patrick Murray, who earned All-America honors and led the NCAA FCS with 25 made field goals while ranking second in punting average (46.0).
Light recently signed a free agent contract with the Kansas City Chiefs while Murray served as the placekicker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year.
Fogarty was a graduate assistant for the Huskies in 2010 and 2011, coaching the defensive backs and linebackers for the 2010 BIG EAST championship team, who appeared in the 2011 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, and the 2011 squad.
Prior to his stay in Storrs, Fogarty spent the 2009 season as an assistant at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. He coached the wide receivers that year and helped the Cadets to the 2009 East Coast Football Conference championship.
Fogarty was an assistant coach at Trinity College in Hartford from 2006-08 working with the running backs and special teams in 2008 and leading the Bantams to the 2008 NESCAC championship. In 2006 and 2007, he coached the outside linebackers.
From February through June of 2008, Fogarty served as a head coach and offensive coordinator for the Carinthian Black Lions in the Austrian Football League.
A 2006 graduate of UConn with a degree in history, Fogarty was a member of the Husky football program from 2002-05, earning a letter in his senior season. While at UConn, he earned the Joseph M. Giannelli Unsung Hero Award as well as the Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletes Award for Academic Excellence in the football program.
A native of West Virginia, Fogarty led Morgantown High School to the 2001 championship in the state’s biggest division. He had a 25-2 record as a starting quarterback in high school and was a two-time All-State pick.
Fogarty is married to Samantha Grath, a 2006 UConn graduate.
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