Dec 26, 2013 at 7:07 am
Athletics Director Brian Faison has announced that Kyle “Bubba” Schweigert has been named head football coach at the University of North Dakota.
Schweigert will be the 26th head coach in UND history.
Most recently, Schweigert was the defensive coordinator at Southern Illinois for the previous six seasons (2008-13) and served as associate head coach for the last five of that stretch. His 2010 defense led the Missouri Valley in total defense and his unit finished in the top half of the league in four of his six campaigns at SIU.
Schweigert was elevated to defensive coordinator at UND prior to the 1999 season and left for Duluth after the 2003 UND team finished as national runner-up. Schweigert was named the American Football Coaches Association Division II Assistant Coach of the Year in 2000.
Schweigert began his coaching career at his alma mater, now Jamestown University, from 1985-1988. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Jamestown and a master’s degree from UND. In 2002, he was honored with Jamestown’s Rollie Greeno Award for outstanding commitment in the field of education and coaching.