Notre Dame Coaching Staff

2017 Notre Dame Football Coaching Staff

During the 2017 off-season, Brian Kelly nearly completely revamped his coaching staff with new offensive and defensive coordinators as part of five new assistant coaches.  Kelly also completely overhauled the strength & conditioning program all as part of an overhaul following the disastrous 4-8 campaign during the 2016 season.  For all of the comings and goings on the staff itself, please visit our Coaching Changes & News archive.  The full coaching staff, however, can be found in the table below.

NamePositionYears at Notre DamePrevious Position
Brian KellyHead Coach8Head Coach
Cincinnati (2009-11)
Chip LongOffensive Coordinator / Tight Ends1Offensive Coordinator
Memphis (2016)
Autry DensonRunning Backs Coach3Assoc. Head Coach
Special Teams Coord.
Linebackers
Indiana State (2009)
Harry HiestandOffensive Line Coach6Running Backs Coach
Miami Ohio (2014)
DelVaughn AlexanderWide Receivers1Wide Receivers/TE
(2012-2016)
Mike ElkoDefensive Coordinator1Defensive Coordinator
Wake Forest (2014-2016)
Mike ElstonDefensive Line
Recruiting Coordinator
8Defensive Line Coach
Notre Dame (2015-2016)
Clark LeaLinebackers Coach1Linebackers Coach
Wake Forest (2016)
Todd LyghtDefensive Backs Coach3Defensive Backs Coach
Philadelphia Eagles (2013-14)
Brian PolianSpecial Teams Coordinator1Head Coach
Nevada (2013-2016)

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3 comments

  1. James V Bernthold Jr 8 months ago

    If ELKO is gone were screwed/!!! I’m sorry but Kelly should be the one leaving.Until he does be happy with the status Que.what has happened to ND football we used to be respect ed and feared.Not anymore we are just a joke.And I love my team, but we need a CHANGE and soon.I wish Elko the best

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  2. James V Bernthold Jr 8 months ago

    If ELKO is gone were screwed/!!! I’m sorry but Kelly should be the one leaving.Until he does be happy with the status Que.what has happened to ND football we used to be respect and feared.Not anymore we are just a joke.And I love my team, but we need a CHANGE and soon.I wish Elko the best

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  3. Mike Herman 2 years ago

    Who is the scout for Central Texas please.

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