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2021-22 Defensive Coordinator Tracker

Track all of the defensive coordinator movement from around college football via this page.
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In what has become an annual FootballScoop tradition, the tracking page for all of the defensive coordinator movement in college football is now live.

Some of these jobs have opened because of a head coaching change, while others were part of programs who simply decided to take things in a new direction. This is the time of year where it feels important to remind everyone that when one door closes, another opens.

This page will be updated as hires are officially announced.


AIR FORCE

2021 - John Rudzinski
2022 - Brian Knorr (Promoted - Co-DC) 

AKRON

2021 - Matt Feeney
2022 - Tim Tibesar (former Oregon State DC)
*Nick Toth had originally joined the staff as defensive coordinator, but left after a few months to coach the safeties at Air Force

ARIZONA

2021 - Don Brown
2022 - Johnny Nansen (UCLA DL coach) 

ARIZONA STATE

2021 - Antonio Peirce
2022 - Donnie Henderson (Promoted - Arizona State interim DBs)

AUBURN

2021 - Derek Mason  
2022 - Jeff Schmedding (Promoted - Auburn LBs / AHC)

BUFFALO

2021 - Joe Cauthen
2022 - Brandon Bailey (Texas A&M graduate assistant)

COLORADO STATE

2021 - Chuck Heater
2022 - Freddie Banks (Montana State DC)    

CLEMSON

2021 - Brent Venables
2022 - Promoted Wes Godwin (senior defensive assistant) and safeties Mickey Conn (Co-DC)

DUKE

2021 - Ben Albert / Matt Guerrieri 
2022 - Robb Smith (Rutgers DC)

FAU

2021 - Mike Stoops
2022 - Todd Orlando (USC DC)

FIU

2021 - Everett Withers
2022 - Jovan Dewitt (UNC OLBs / STC) 

FLORIDA

2021 - Todd Grantham
2022 - Patrick Toney (Louisiana DC)

FRESNO STATE

2021 - William Inge. 
2022 - Kevin Coyle (LSU defensive analyst)

GEORGIA

2021 - Dan Lanning
2022 - Promoted - Co-DC Glenn Schumann (ILBs) and Co-DC Will Muschamp

GEORGIA SOUTHERN

2021 - Scot Sloan
2022 - Will Harris (Washington DBs)

HAWAII

2021 - Trent Figg (Associate HC for Defense)
2022 - Jacob Yoro (Promoted - Hawaii LBs)

JACKSONVILLE STATE

2021 - William Green / Owen Kilgore
2022 - Zac Alley (ULM DC)

KENT STATE

2021 - Tom Kaufman
2022 - Jeremiah Johnson (Northern Iowa DC)

LIBERTY

2021 - Scott Symons
2022 - Promoted Josh Aldridge (Co-DC / LBs) and Jack Curtis (Co-DC / Safeties) 

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE

2021 - Patrick Toney
2022 - LaMar Morgan (Vanderbilt DBs)

LSU

2021 - Daronte Jones
2022 - Matt House (Kansas City Chiefs LBs) 

LOUISIANA TECH

2021 - David Blackwell 
2022 - Scott Power (Stephen F. Austin DC)  

MARYLAND

2021 - Brian Stewart
2022 - Brian Williams (Promoted - Maryland Co-DC)
*Maryland had briefly hired Kevin Steele as DC before he left for the same job at Miami*

MEMPHIS

2021 - Mike MacIntyre
2022 - Matt Barnes (Ohio State interim DC)

MIAMI

2021 - Manny Diaz
2022 - Kevin Steele (Veteran SEC DC)

MICHIGAN

2021 - Mike Macdonald
2022 - Jesse Minter (Vanderbilt DC)

NEW MEXICO STATE

2021 - Frank Spaziani
2022 - Nate Dreiling (Southeast Missouri State Run Game Coordinator / ILBs)

NEVADA

2021 - Brian Ward
2022 - Mike Bethea (Ottawa University of Arizona DC)

NOTRE DAME 

2021 - Marcus Freeman
2022 - Al Golden (Bengals LBs)

OHIO STATE

2021 - Kerry Coombs / Matt Barnes
2022 - Jim Knowles (Oklahoma State DC)

OKLAHOMA

2021 - Alex Grinch
2022 - Ted Roof (Clemson Analyst)

OKLAHOMA STATE

2021 - Jim Knowles
2022 - Derek Mason (Auburn DC)

OLE MISS

2021 - DJ Durkin
2022 - Co-DC Chris Kiffin (Browns DL), Co-DC Chris Partridge (Ole Miss safeties)

OREGON

2021 - Tim DeRuyter. 
2022 - Tosh Lupoi (Jaguars DL) / Matt Powledge (Baylor safeties)

OREGON STATE

2021 - Tim Tibesar. 
2022 - Trent Bray (Promoted - Oregon State ILBs) 

PENN STATE

2021 - Brent Pry 
2022 - Manny Diaz (Miami HC)

PURDUE

2021 - Brad Lambert (Co-DC)
2022 - Mark Hagen (Co-DC) and Ron English (Co-DC) 
*Purdue had 3 co-coordinators in 2021 and enter 2022 with two remaining on staff*

RUTGERS

2021 - Robb Smith
2022 - Joe Harasymiak (Minnesota Co-DC)

SMU

2021 - Jim Leavitt
2022 - Scott Symons (Liberty DC)

TEMPLE 

2021 - Jeff Knowles
2022 - DJ Eliot (Kansas DC 2019-20)

TCU

2021 - Chad Glasgow 
2022 - Joseph Gillespie (Tulsa DC)

TEXAS A&M

2021 - Mike Elko
2022 - DJ Durkin (Ole Miss DC)

TEXAS TECH

2021 - Keith Patterson 
2022 - Tim DeRuyter (Oregon DC)

TROY

2021 - Brandon Hall
2022 - Shiel Wood (Army co-DC)

TULSA

2021 - Joseph Gillespie
2022 - Luke Olson (Promoted - Tulsa nickels / safeties)

UCLA

2021 - Jerry Azzinaro
2022 - Bill McGovern (Chicago Bears ILBs)

UCONN

2021 - Jarren Horton
2022 - Lou Spanos (Retained - UConn Interim HC / DC)

ULM

2021 - Zac Alley
2022 - TBD

UMASS

2021 - Tommy Restivo
2022 - Keith Dudzinski (Arizona LBs)

UNLV

2021 - Peter Hansen
2022 - Keith Heyward (Cal OLBs)

USF

2021 - Glenn Spencer 
2022 - Bob Shoop (Miami Analyst)

USC

2021 - Todd Orlando
2022 - Alex Grinch (Oklahoma DC)

VANDERBILT

2021 - Jesse Minter
2022 - Nick Howell (Promoted - Vanderbilt DBs)

VIRGINIA

2021 - Nick Howell
2022 - John Rudzinkski

VIRGINIA TECH

2021 - Justin Hamilton
2022 - Chris Marve (Florida State LBs coach)

WAKE FOREST

2021 - Lyle Hemphill
2022 - Brad Lambert (Purdue Co-DC)

WASHINGTON

2021 - Bob Gregory
2022 - Co-DC William Inge (Fresno State DC) and Co-DC Chuck Morrell (Fresno State Safeties)  

WASHINGTON STATE

2021 - Jake Dickert
2022 - Brian Ward (Nevada DC)