Dec 17, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish assistant football coach Mike Denbrock answers questions at the Notre Dame BCS national championship media day at the Loftus Sports Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Denbrock named Notre Dame offensive coordinator

University of Notre Dame passing game coordinator/outside wide receivers coach Mike Denbrock, a member of the Irish coaching staff since 2010 and a 28-year veteran of college coaching overall, has been promoted to offensive coordinator.

Irish head football coach Brian Kelly recently made the announcement.

Denbrock served as Notre Dame’s interim offensive coordinator during preparation for the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl. The Irish knocked off Rutgers, 29-16, and rolled up 494 total yards over a season-high 90 offensive plays. The 494 total yards of offense against the Scarlet Knights was the third-most by the Irish in a game in ’13. Notre Dame also racked up 175 yards on the ground against the nation’s fourth-best rushing defense.

Before Denbrock returned to Notre Dame in 2010 and spent the next two seasons coaching the Irish tight ends, he served as the associate head coach at Indiana State.

At Notre Dame. he played a major role in the development of future NFL tight ends Kyle Rudolph (2011, second round, Minnesota Vikings) and Tyler Eifert (2013, first round, Cincinnati Bengals). Both Rudolph and Eifert were the first tight ends selected in their respective drafts.

Denbrock was selected one of Tom Lemming’s Assistant Coaches of the Year in 2011. He was also named one of the top-25 recruiters by Rivals.com in 2012 and selected one of top-50 recruiters by 247Sports.com following the 2012 signing day.

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