Shea Dwyer enters his first season as a member of the MIT football coach staff in 2016. With the Engineers, Dwyer will serve as the program's offensive coordinator, as well as the tight ends and slots coach and the team's strength coach. Dwyer is also a member of the MIT Sport Performance staff.
Dwyer came to MIT from Muhlenberg College (Pa.), where he served as an assistant coach from 2014-2016 working with the team's tight ends. His team posted a 17-5 record over those two seasons, earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and finished ranked in the top 25 in 2014. Dwyer coached a First Team All-American tight end who tied for the national lead in touchdown receptions by a tight end in Division III. He also was responsible for weekly film breakdown and analysis, daily recording of practice and film and working with HUDL to upload and analyze game film.
In addition to his experience at Muhlenberg, Dwyer has also coached at Wesleyan University (Conn.) and at the high school level.
As a player, Dwyer was a finalist for the Gagliardi Trophy, which is awarded annually to the Division III Player of the Year. A four-year letter winnner at Wesleyan, he was named as an All-American, All-East Region, All-New England, All-ECAC and All-NESCAC selection while also claiming a New England Football Writer's Association Gold Helmet Award. Dwyer is the program's single-game and single-season rushing record holder who participated in the 2010 Division III Senior Classic All-Star Game.
Dwyer earned his Bachelor of Science degree in major government in May 2010, followed by his Masters of Liberal Science in December 2012.