Illinois analyst reportedly lands new gig at UConn
Illinois football analyst John Marinelli has reportedly landed a job with UConn and their new head coach Jim Mora.
Yahoo’s Pete Thamel reported that Marinelli is expected to take a new gig with the Huskies. The news came out on Sunday morning, a day after the Fighting Illini closed out their season with a win over Northwestern.
UConn is also hiring John Marinelli, an Illinois analyst. That was reported this week in Connecticut. He’s from a we regarded coaching family in the state. https://t.co/8EUMSJM4TZ
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 28, 2021
This is a homecoming for Marinelli who use to be the head football coach of Greenwich High School before he left for the college ranks.
Marinelli’s record at Greenwich was 36-10, which included a CIAC Class LL title in 2018 and a 13-0 record. That year he also won USA Today’s Connecticut Coach of the Year.
Marinelli came to Illinois in early 2021 and was hired to be a senior football analyst under head coach Bret Bielema. Marinelli’s duties were working “on special projects including analytics and situational strategy development.”
Before coming to Illinois, he worked with Kevin Sumlin at Arizona in 2019.