Long-time Oregon Ducks defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti is retiring at season’s end, according to a report from GoDucks.com.
Aliotti has spent 17 seasons in his current role and 24 in total at the University of Oregon, developing some of the top defenses in school history in the process. His tenure at the school dates all the way back to 1978 when he served as a grad assistant and he has served as a coach under Rich Brooks, Mike Bellotti, Chip Kelly and this year under Mark Helfrich.
Monday’s Valermo Alamo Bowl against Texas will be Aliotti’s final contest.
Via the GoDucks.com report:
“After coaching for 38 years, it is time for a new chapter in my life and Kathryn’s,” Aliotti said. “Coaching is all I’ve ever known but it has been a labor of love and a fantastic ride.
“I’ve coached in a lot of great games in my life but the things I’m going to miss the most are the great players and assistant coaches I have had a privilege to work with. There is never an ideal time to announce these decisions because I don’t want to take away from the attention on this final game or the focus from the players who are the ones who deserve all the credit for getting us to where we are today.
“I’ve been fortunate to enjoy a great career and to step away from the game when I felt the time was right. Now is that time.”