Gophers soccer program hires 4 assistant coaches | Technoscoob
Gophers soccer coach P.J. Fleck on Thursday completed filling 4 assistant teaching positions on his workers, hiring a Minnesota native, a former Gophers participant and two others who’ve been teaching within the Mid-American Convention, a supply with data of the state of affairs instructed the Star Tribune.
The brand new assistant coaches are:
· The Minnesota native is Syracuse interim defensive coordinator Nick Monroe, who’s from Mahtomedi and shall be cornerbacks coach and co-defensive coordinator. A St. Cloud State graduate, Monroe replaces Paul Haynes, who left to turn into Wisconsin’s cornerbacks coach. Monroe led the Syracuse protection within the Pinstripe Bowl in opposition to the Gophers, a recreation Minnesota gained 28-20 on Dec. 29.
Monroe’s father, Marty, labored as an assistant for the Gophers beneath coach Jim Wacker in 1994 and ’95.
· The previous Gophers participant becoming a member of Fleck’s workers is Winston DeLattiboudere III, who performed defensive finish for Minnesota from 2015-19. DeLattiboudere, the assistant head coach and line of defense coach at Akron in 2022, would be the Gophers line of defense coach. He replaces Brick Haley, who left for Purdue. DeLattiboudere additionally was a graduate assistant at Oregon in 2021 and Charlotte in 2020.
· Northern Illinois working backs coach Nic McKissic-Luke would be the Gophers working backs coach. He replaces Kenni Burns, who left to turn into Kent State’s head coach. McKissic-Luke has been Northern Illinois’ working again coach since 2020 and added run recreation coordinator and particular groups coordinator duties over the previous two seasons. Beforehand, he was working backs coach at each Youngstown State and South Dakota State, together with numerous duties at Benedictine.
· Kent State offensive coordinator Andrew Sowder shall be Minnesota’s tight ends coach. He replaces Greg Harbaugh Jr., who was promoted to co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach after the departure of offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca to Rutgers. Sowder, who additionally served as Kent State’s interim coach when Sean Lewis left after the 2022 season to turn into Colorado’s offensive coordinator, spent the previous 5 seasons as Golden Flashes offensive coordinator. He additionally was offensive coordinator at San Jose State.