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M Football Coaching Staff
Head Coach
Bubba Schweigert
The 2018 season will be the fifth for head coach Bubba Schweigert. It will also be the beginning of a transition period for his program as the Fighting Hawks move from the Big Sky into a two-year stint as an FCS Independent before joining the Missouri Valley Football Conference for the 2020 season.   FULL BIO
 
Assistant Coach - Offensive Coordinator
Paul Rudolph
Paul Rudolph will begin his fifth season as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at UND in 2018.  This edition will be spearheaded by a new signal caller after three-year starter Keaton Studsrud exhausted his eligibility in 2017, but the first-year signal caller will have the comfort of handing the ball off to a veteran backfield and firing passes to a veteran receiving corps.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach - Defensive Coordinator
Eric Schmidt
Former UND linebacker Eric Schmidt will embark on his fifth season as his alma mater's defensive coordinator in 2018. His unit made quite the impression on the Big Sky Conference during his four seasons directing the defense in that league and those foes will still have to find a way to score on the Fighting Hawks over the next two despite their independent status. UND will play eight Big Sky opponents over the next two seasons before joining the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2020.    FULL BIO
Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach
Shawn Kostich
Shawn Kostich is set to begin his fifth season with the North Dakota football program as the special teams coordinator and tight ends and fullbacks coach in 2018.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach - Running Backs
Malcolm Agnew
Agnew Bio   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach - Wide Receivers
Danny Freund
Former North Dakota quarterback Danny Freund is back for his eighth season on his alma mater's coaching staff and will coach the wide receivers for the fifth-straight season in 2018. 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 fifth season as the defensive line coach at UND in 2018.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach - Offensive Line
Luke Knauf
Luke Knauf is beginning his fifth season as the offensive line coach at UND in 2018.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach - Defensive assistant, video coordinator
Carl Reinholz
Carl Reinholz is set to begin his fourth season as a defensive assistant and video coordinator at UND in 2018.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach - Outside Linebackers
Joel Schwenzfeier
Joel Schwenzfeier will embark on his sixth season as an assistant coach at his alma mater in 2018. After working with the running backs during the 2013 season, Schwenzfeier transitioned back to the side of the ball where he starred for UND. He worked with the outside linebackers the previous four seasons, but will coach the Fighting Hawks' safeties this season.   FULL BIO
Assistant Coach - Defensive Backs
Travis Stepps
Travis Stepps will begin his third season at the University of North Dakota in 2018 and transition to coaching the cornerbacks after working with the safeties during his first two seasons.   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