DeLeone out as OC, taking associate head coach position

George DeLeone is stepping aside from his role as offensive coordinator after two seasons and will become an associate head coach to Paul Pasqualoni.

He will continue to coach the offensive line.

The Hartford Courant first reported this Tuesday afternoon.

“I continue to be excited about the direction of our offensive and I look forward to continue to work with the offensive line – a position group that I have been passionate about my entire coaching career,” DeLeone said is a statement released by the university. “The new role of associate head coach is a new part of my job that I am eager to take on.”

The Huskies have finished with back-to-back 5-7 records with DeLeone, 64, as OC and many point the finger for those losing seasons at the disappointing offensive numbers.

In 2012, UConn finished 118th out of 120 FBS teams in scoring offense, averaging just 17.8 points a game. They also averaged just 318.3 yards of total offense (110th out of 120 teams), including only 87.9 yards a game rushing (117th out of 120).

In 2011, UConn averaged 24.2 points a game and 313.2 yards of total offense (118.5 rushing, 194.7 passing).

UConn is also looking for a new defensive coordinator to replace Don Brown, who left to take the same role at Boston College and a new running backs/special teams coach to replace Clayton White, who accepted a coaching position at North Carolina State.