Nate Dreiling is leaving his role at Oregon for his first chance to be a Football Championship Subdivision coordinator.
Dreiling, on Mario Cristobal's Oregon Ducks staff the past year-and-a-half as an defensive analyst, is set to become the defensive coordinator at Southeast Missouri State, sources Wednesday told FootballScoop.
The Redhawks are coming off a 4-4 split 2020-21 season in which they played one fall game, a loss to eventual FCS playoffs participant Southern Illinois, and logged a 4-3 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play this spring.
SEMO had a pair of assistant coaches resign last month after the spring season, including former defensive coordinator Bryce Saia.
Set for his eighth season atop the Redhawks' program, head coach Tom Matukewicz won the OVC crown in 2019 and made back-to-back FCS playoffs appearances in 2018-19.
Dreiling, a former NCAA Division II All-American linebacker at Pittsburg State (Kansas), got his coaching career started at the University of Kansas as a graduate assistant before he returned to his alma mater as the defensive play-caller.
Dreiling spent three seasons on staff at Pittsburg State, first arriving as the secondary coach and quickly ascending to become the Gorillas' defensive coordinator for his final two seasons at the school.
He joined Cristobal's staff after the 2019 campaign and helped the Ducks during an abbreviated 2020 claim the PAC-12 Championship Game against top-seeded University of Southern California.