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Coach of Winless UConn Football Team Fired

Paul Pasqualoni is out after a 0-4 start to the Husky season.

UConn Husky football coach Paul Pasqualoni has been fired. Credit: Patch File Photo
UConn Husky football coach Paul Pasqualoni has been fired. Credit: Patch File Photo
By Jason Vallee

The UConn Huskies are making some big changes in an attempt to turn around a winless football season.

The Connecticut university announced Monday morning that head coach Paul Pasqualoni has been fired effective immediately. 

“I am making this change in our football coaching staff now as we approach the conference season to see an improved performance from our football program,” said University of Connecticut Director of Athletics Warde Manuel.  “I am disappointed in the record of our team thus far, but I am confident that our coaching staff and student-athletes will continue to work hard to improve and that will be reflected on the field of play as we start our American Athletic Conference season.”

In addition, the statement says, associate head coach and offensive line head coach George DeLeone has also been relieved of his responsibilities.

Pasqualoni, of Cheshire, will receive a $750,000 payment in full satisfaction of all financial obligations of his contract, according to a statement from the university.

NBC Connecticut reports that Pasqualoni had two years remaining on his contract.

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