The 2016 campaign will be Jonathan Churchill’s fifth season at the United States Merchant Marine Academy as the Defensive Coordinator. Churchill spent the previous four seasons coaching linebackers and special teams at Johns Hopkins University, where he helped lead the Blue Jays to a 36-10 overall record during that span. With Churchill on staff, Johns Hopkins captured a trio of Centennial Conference Championships and earned two NCAA playoff berths as well as two ECAC Bowl appearances.
Prior to signing on at Johns Hopkins, Churchill coached for two years in the Arena Football 2 League and served as a Graduate Assistant at Rowan University from 2005-2007. At Rowan, he once again contributed to a successful run as the Profs posted a 20-5 record over three seasons as Churchill coached the wide receivers and tight ends. During his three year stint, Rowan won two Conference Championships and earned two NCAA playoff appearances. Churchill received his Master’s in Public Relations from Rowan in 2005.
Churchill was a four-year letter-winner as an offensive lineman at Bucknell University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. At Bucknell, he was named to the All-Patriot League Academic First-Team. During his senior season he was selected as the team’s most outstanding lineman.
Churchill currently resides in Bayside, NY, with his wife Jera Aurand.