Former Notre Dame defensive coordinator takes new job

Former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder is taking over a job he once already held.  Don’t worry though Irish fans, it’s not in South Bend.

VanGorder, who was Notre Dame’s defensive coordinator from 2014 through the first few weeks of 2016,

VanGorder is now the defensive coordinator at Gulf Shores (Ala.) High School.  

It’s a job that he held previously in 2021 as he spent last season coaching at national powerhouse American Heritage in Hollywood, Florida.

VanGorder was the 2003 recipient of the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation’s top assistant coach.  

He won the award while being the defensive coordinator at Georgia.

Since being forced out at Notre Dame following the rough start to the 2016 season, VanGorder has been on the move frequently.  

He had stops again at Georgia and then Oklahoma State before spending 2018 as the defensive coordinator at Louisville.

 He then spent 2019 and 2020 at Bowling Green before coaching one year previously at Gulf Shores in 2021.