University of North Dakota head football coach Bubba Schweigert completed his initial coaching staff on Friday by naming Kevin Maurice as his running backs coach and recruiting coordinator.
Maurice has spent the past two seasons at Purdue where he began his tenure as a graduate assistant before being named director of player personnel. In February of 2013, he was elevated to assistant recruiting coordinator at the Big Ten school for head coach Danny Hope.
"We are excited to bring Kevin onto the staff," Schweigert said. "He brings a wide base of offensive knowledge; two-back sets, pistol schemes and many of the concepts we plan to implement into our offensive packages here.
"He also has a broad recruiting base as well and has recruited at the FBS level in a number of areas across the country. He is a dynamic young man and will be a great addition for us."
Prior to his two years in West Lafayette, Ind., Maurice made stops at three other FBS programs with the latest coming as an offensive graduate assistant at Nevada in 2011. He briefly served as a recruiting assistant at Miami (Fla.) before joining the Wolfpack staff. Maurice spent the 2010 season as a recruiting assistant for head coach Butch Jones at Cincinnati.
"I feel really good about this opportunity," Maurice said. "As a player in the early 2000s, I remember UND winning championships and recognized their championship tradition. And, after working with Coach (Tim) Tibersar at Purdue and talking with him about what the UND program has to offer, I cannot wait to immerse myself in the Grand Forks community and get started."
Before making the move to the FBS level, Maurice spent a season as the running backs coach at Midwestern State (Texas) in 2009 and was an offensive coordinator at North Miami (Fla.) High School in 2008. The Miami native played collegiately at UTEP for two seasons in 2003 and 2004 and finished his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at St. Joseph’s (Ind.) College in 2005.