Diersen confirmed as new NIU defensive line coach

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DeKALB – Northern Illinois head coach Rod Carey confirmed the hiring of Brett Diersen as the Huskies' new defensive line coach on Thursday.

Diersen spent the 2012 season at Florida Atlantic University where he coached the Owls’ defensive line and served as special teams coordinator. He spent a year at Indiana in 2011 as the Hoosiers' defensive ends coach and recruiting coordinator and was previously an assistant coach at the University of Nebraska from 2008-10.

“We are extremely happy to have Brett on board,” Carey said. “He brings a work ethic that is unparalleled. He is very detailed in his approach to the defensive line and has coached some of the greats, including Ndamukong Suh (at Nebraska). I am really excited about his ability to teach football to our players and to keep our defensive line playing at an elite level."


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