Role: Defensive line | 2018 Salary: $475,000
Alma mater: UMass-Amherst (1997)
Connection to Frost: Dawson and Frost have only actually worked together the past two years — Dawson had the same position on UCF’s staff — but Dawson has an extensive history with now-UCLA coach Chip Kelly, whom Frost considers a mentor.
What stands out: Dawson spent eight years with Kelly — five at New Hampshire and three with the Philadelphia Eagles — and led a productive unit in Orlando. In 2016, the Knights averaged 7.9 tackles for loss and 2.9 sacks per game, both in the top 17 in the nation. Dawson’s spent much of his career on the East Coast.
Did you know: Dawson has an NFL division title to his name. He was with the Eagles when they won the NFC East with a 10-6 mark in 2013.
College/NFL coaching experience
2016-17: UCF (defensive line)
2014-15: Philadelphia Eagles (assistant defensive line)
2013: Philadelphia Eagles (defensive quality control)
2009-11: Boston College (special teams)
2006-08: Akron (linebackers)
2004-05: New Hampshire (defensive coordinator/linebackers)
2002-03: New Hampshire (linebackers)
2001: New Hampshire (offensive line)
2000: New Hampshire (linebackers)
1999 fall: Pittsburgh (grad assistant)
1998-99: Maine (defensive assistant)
1998 spring: UMass-Lowell (defensive line)