|Position:||Assistant Coach - Offensive Line|
Luke Knauf is set to begin his second season as the offensive line coach at UND in 2015. Knauf used a consistent line-up in 2014 that saw the same five players start 10 of the 12 contests and account for 58 of the 60 starts along the front.
That unit provided a spark late in the season when the offense started to increase its production. In the last five games, the ground game averaged 170.0 ypg, which was nearly 100 yards better than its first seven.
Knauf arrived in Grand Forks after a nearly three-year stint at Western New Mexico. He was the offensive line coach during his first two seasons at the Division II school before being elevated to offensive coordinator in November of 2012.
Prior to his stint in New Mexico, Knauf was the offensive line and tight ends coach and assistant offensive coordinator at Luther College in Decotah, Iowa. His first collegiate coaching post was as an assistant offensive line coach at Wisconsin-La Crosse.
The Stratford, Wisc., native, Knauf played four seasons at Wisconsin as a guard and center for the Badgers. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in zoology from UW in 2006 and completed a master’s degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in 2010.
Knauf and his wife, Tiffany, have a daughter, Addison.
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