Jon Carvin spent three years on the Illinois staff as an offensive graduate assistant. Prior to coming to Illinois, he spent three seasons at Lafayette College.
Carvin assisted Joe Gilbert with the offensive line in 2010 and '11 and then worked with Luke Butkus in 2012. In 2010, the group paved the way for school records in total points and points per game, as well as Mikel Leshoure's school-record 1,697 rushing yards. The 2010 Illini led the Big Ten and ranked 11th in the nation in rushing. In 2011, tackle Jeff Allen was selected in the second round of the NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chief.
He spent his time at LC assisting defensive coordinator John Loose with the defensive backs in 2007 and 2008, which finished first in the Patriot League both seasons and ranked as the top defense in the nation in 2007. In 2009, he tutored the linebackers and punt return team.
Carvin came to Lafayette from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass. where he was a defensive intern for two seasons, coaching outside linebackers in 2005 and defensive ends in 2006. He also assisted with special teams' gameplan preparation and coordination and served as the strength and conditioning coach.
A 2004 graduate of the University at Albany, Carvin was a two-year starter at outside linebacker on Northeast Conference championship teams in 2002 and 2003. He was a student assistant at Albany during the fall 2004 semester as he finished his degree in geography with a minor in business.
Prior to his arrival at Lafayette, Carvin was a volunteer assistant coach at Lauren's First and Goal Camp for two summers and has continued his association with the charity clinic.
Carvin and his wife, Lisa, have a daughter, Kinsie.