Jovan Dewitt
Jovan Dewitt

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
First Season

Alma Mater:
Northern Michigan, 1999



Email Coach Dewitt: jovan.dewitt@usma.edu

Jovan Dewitt is in his first season as a member of the Army football coach staff.

Dewitt joins the Army staff with an array of experience, most recently at Florida Atlantic.

Last year, Florida Atlantic posted a four-game winning streak and ended the season 6-6 with victories over Southern Mississippi, South Florida, Tulane and New Mexico State among others. The Owls allowed just 161 passing yards per contest and 185 yards per game on the ground.

Among the bevy of players Dewitt mentored were Florida Atlantic lineman Cory Henry and linebacker Adarius Glanton, who both competed in the 2014 Medal of Honor Bowl last month, a collegiate all-star event. Henry is the program's all-time sack leader with 16 while Glanton recorded 75 tackles in his senior season.

Dewitt spent two seasons at Florida Atlantic, working with the linebackers each season. He assumed defensive coordinator responsibilities in 2013.

Florida Atlantic ranked second nationally in pass defense, 11 nationally in total defense in 2013 and fourth in pass efficiency defense, three of five categories the Owls were listed in the top-25.

Prior to Florida Atlantic, Dewitt served as the defensive coordinator at the University of Northern Iowa, where the Panthers qualified for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs in two of his three seasons, advancing to the quarterfinals in 2011.

Northern Iowa was 24-11 during Dewitt's tenure and ranked as high as sixth nationally. He coached LJ Fort, a six-time All-America choice who earned multiple player of the year citations and Josh Mahony, a semifinalist for the Walt Byars award for academic and football excellent.

Dewitt spent three seasons at St. Norbert College as the defensive coordinator. He guided Breadan O'Mally to Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2006 and helped Jay Arndt collect the same accolade the next season. St. Norbert finished 27-5 during Dewitt's tenure and was consistently ranked in the top-25.

Dewitt began his coaching career at Northern Michigan, first as a student coach and later as a graduate assistant. He started with the defensive line and then worked with the running backs and as the academic coordinator.

He also coached at Fort Scott Community College and Fairmont State College.

Dewitt was a two-time All-America selection during a stellar playing career at Northern Michigan University. He was a two-time All-Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference selection and the Defensive Player of the Year in 1996

He was invited to the New Orleans Saints camp after graduation and played for three years in the Arena Football League with the Iowa Barnstormers, the Orlando Predators and the Fargo Freeze.

Dewitt earned his bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from Northern Michigan in 1999. He and his wife, Lisa, have two children, Maya and Jovan, Jr.

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