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Joel Schwenzfeier
Assistant Coach - Outside Linebackers
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach - Outside Linebackers
Hometown: Hallock, Minn.
Alma Mater: North Dakota
Graduating Year: 2011
Phone: 701-777-2229
Email: joel.schwenzfeier@athletics.und.edu
Joel Schwenzfeier will embark on his fourth season as an assistant coach at his alma mater in 2016. 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 third-straight season.

In 2015, Schwenzfeier's position group helped UND once again rank among the tops in the Big Sky in rush defense (1st; 100.3 ypg) and total defense (2nd; 359.9 ypg). Junior Brian Labat was named second team All-Big Sky after racking up 9.0 tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks. Sophomore Jake Disterhaupt shared the team lead with 4.0 sacks in his first season as a starter.

In his first year working with the outside linebackers, his unit accounted for 38 of the team's 111 tackles for loss, which ranked sixth nationally in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2015. The defense also ranked a top the Big Sky in total defense and rush defense.

Labat led that group with a team-high 12.0 TFL's, while junior Dayo Idowu had 9.0 and was named ROOT SPORTS Big Sky Player of the Week for his efforts in the win over Stony Brook.

Schwenzfeier made 37 career starts and played in all 44 games at strong safety during a four-year career that spanned from 2007-10. He finished his career with 10 interceptions and tied a UND single-game record with three in the 2009 season-opener at Texas Tech.

Schwenzfeier was named to the media's All-Great West first team following his senior season in 2010. He had three interceptions in that season, including taking one back for a 100-yard touchdown return. 

He earned his bacehlor's degree in business economics from UND in 2011.

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