M Football Coaching Staff
Head Coach
Bubba Schweigert
Bubba Schweigert wrapped up his second season with the first three-game winning streak of his UND head-coaching tenure. Those three victories gave his 2015 squad a 7-4 overall record and 5-3 mark in Big Sky play, which were both two-game improvements from his first season back in Grand Forks. Schweigert's defense led the Big Sky in rushing defense for the second straight season under his watch and the offense improved immensely thanks in large part to the record-breaking production of true freshman running back John Santiago.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach - Offensive Coordinator
Paul Rudolph
Paul Rudolph will begin his third season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at UND in 2016. It will be a tall task for Rudolph to duplicate the increase in production that his unit put together from year one to year two under his watch. In reaching seven wins for the first time since the 2011 season, UND's offense amassed nearly 1,200 more yards, 118 more points, 1,248 more rushing yards than it did in 2014 and did so in one fewer game.    FULL BIO
Assistant Coach - Defensive Coordinator
Eric Schmidt
Former UND linebacker Eric Schmidt will embark on his third season as his alma mater's defensive coordinator in 2016. His unit has made quite the impression in the Big Sky during his first two seasons directing the defense.    FULL BIO
Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach
Shawn Kostich
Shawn Kostich is set to begin his third season with the North Dakota football program as the special teams coordinator and tight ends and fullbacks coach.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach - Wide Receivers
Danny Freund
Former North Dakota quarterback Danny Freund is back for his sixth season on his alma mater's coaching staff and will coach the wide receivers for the third-straight season in 2016. Freund previously coached the UND running backs (2011-12) and quarterbacks (2013).   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach - Defensive Line
Jordan Gigli
Jordan Gigli is set to begin his third season as the defensive line coach at UND in 2016.    FULL BIO
Assistant Coach - Offensive Line
Luke Knauf
Luke Knauf is set to begin his third season as the offensive line coach at UND in 2016. Knauf's line helped UND's offense making giant strides from the 2014 to 2015 season. Senior Sean Meehan was named to the American Football Coaches Association All-America Team and the first team All-Big Sky performer was joined on that team by linemates Brandon Anderson (2nd, OG) and Colton Boas (2nd, C).   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach - Defensive assistant, video coordinator
Carl Reinholz
Carl Reinholz is set to begin his second season as a defensive assistant and video coordinator at UND in 2016.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach - Outside Linebackers
Joel Schwenzfeier
Joel Schwenzfeier will embark on his third season as an assistant coach at his alma mater. After working with the running backs during the 2012 season, Schwenzfeier transitioned back to the side of the ball where he starred for UND and will work with the outside linebackers for his second-straight season.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach - Defensive Backs
Travis Stepps
The newest member of the North Dakota coaching staff is Travis Stepps, who will tutor the team's defensive backs in 2016. Stepps arrived in Grand Forks in time to work with his new position group for spring practices.    FULL BIO
Sean Degerstrom
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Sean Degerstrom
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Audrey Rambough
Audrey Rambough enters her ninth year as an assistant athletic trainer at her alma mater and second season working directly with the football team. She has previously worked with the track and field, tennis and golf teams during her time at UND. Rambough is also an instructor in the Division of Sports Medicine.   FULL BIO
Director of Strength and Conditioning
Nate Baukol
Nate Baukol is in his ninth season as North Dakota's director of strength and conditioning and 13th overall at UND. In May of 2015, he was named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the CSCCa, which is the highest honor in his profession.   FULL BIO
Equipment Manager
Travis Kahlbaugh
Travis Kahlbaugh, in his seventh season at UND, serves as the head equipment manager for North Dakota Athletics. Kahlbaugh is a 2000 graduate of the University of North Dakota with a bachelor's degree in physical education and teaching and learning. Before coming to UND, he spent the previous four years teaching in Grand Forks and Rugby, N.D.   FULL BIO