Notre Dame Football 2024 Coaching Staff

Change has been a constant for Marcus Freeman on the Notre Dame football coaching staff since being promoted to head coach in 2022. Just four assistant coaches – Al Golden, Al Washington, Mike Mickens, Deland McCullough – remain from his inaugural staff. Three new coaches joined the staff a year ago while this year, four new assistants joined Freeman’s staff. Despite the change, no one could argue that the staff he enters the 2024 season isn’t the strongest to date

NamePositionYears at Notre DamePrevious Position
Marcus FreemanHead Coach4*Defensive Coordinator
Notre Dame
Mike DenbrockOffensive Coordinator / Tight Ends10**Offensive Coordinator (LSU)
Deland McCulloughRunning Backs Coach3RB Coach
Kansas City Chiefs
Gino GuidugliQuarterbacks Coach2QB Coach
Joe RudolphOffensive Line Coach2OL Coach
Virginia Tech
Mike BrownWide Receivers Coach2Wide Receivers
Al GoldenDefensive Coordinator3Linebackers Coach
Cincinnati Bengals
Al WashingtonDefensive Line3Defensive Line Coach
Ohio State
Mike MickensDefensive Backs Coach
Def. Pass Game Coordinator
5Cornerbacks Coach
Max BulloughLinebackers Coach2***Georgia State
Graduate Assistant
Marty BiagiSpecial Teams Coordinator2Special Teams
Ole Miss
Loren LandowStrength & Conditioning Coordinator1Strength and Conditioning Coach
Denver Broncos (NFL)

* Marcus Freeman enters his third year as head coach for the Fighting Irish but it is his fourth year overall on the staff.
** Mike Denbrock returned in 2024 for his 3rd stint with Notre Dame but it will be his 10th season overall as a Notre Dame assistant.
*** Max Bullough is on staff for his second season, but his first as linebackers coach after serving as a graduate assistant in 2023.

Recapping Notre Dame Football’s New Assistant Coaches

  • Mike Brown (WR) – Marcus Freeman tapped into his coaching network to hire Brown away from Luck Fickell’s staff at Wisconsin. Brown and Freeman were both on Fickell’s staff at Cincinnati.
  • Mike Denbrock (TE/OC) – Mike Denbrock left Brian Kelly’s staff at LSU to reunite with Freeman and return to Notre Dame a third time. Denbrock coached under Ty Willingham (2002-2004), Kelly (2010-2016), and now Freeman.
  • Max Bullough (LB) – Bullough came to Notre Dame in 2023 as a graduate assistant after one year in the same role under Nick Saban at Alabama. When Chris O’Leary left Notre Dame, the Irish promoted Bullough to LB coach and promoted Mike Mickens to coaching all of the DBs.
  • Loren Landow (S&C) – Landow was the head strength and conditioning coach for the Denver Broncos from 2018-2023 before joining Freeman’s staff after the season concluded.

Recapping Coaches Out

  • Gerad Parker (OC) – After one ineffective season as the offensive coordinator (replacing Tommy Rees) following two seasons as the tight ends coach, Parker left for the head coaching job at Troy University.
  • Chansi Stuckey (WR) – Stuckey was not retained by Notre Dame following a max exodus of the the wide receiver room to the transfer portal. After a good start at rebuilding a room that had fallen apart under Del Alexander, Stuckey ended up suffering the same fate as his predecessor.
  • Chris O’Leary (S) – Jim Harbaugh poached O’Leary for his staff with the Los Angeles Chargers. O’Leary did a fine job of developing talent with at Notre Dame, but recruiting misses marred his tenure.
  • Matt Balis (S&C) – Balis was a surprise, abrupt departure prior to the 2023 season.

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  1. This staff is the best overall staff since Holtz had Alvarez as the DC. I am expecting big things this year and a lot fewer mistakes. GO FIGHTING IRISH!!!

  2. Hopefully we can keep the coaching staff intact.Get ready folks, THE IRISH ARE COMING in 24. I see some great things happening this year and it seems to all be good! GO IRISH.

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