UofL FOOTBALL | Brian VanGorder Named Defensive Coordinator

01/29/2018 09:25 AM

The Louisville football program announced on Monday that Brian VanGorder has been named the team’s new defensive coordinator.

VanGorder brings over 35 years of coaching experience to the Cardinals.

“I’ve known Brian for a long time and have an extremely high level of respect for everything he’s accomplished throughout his coaching career,” said head coach Bobby Petrino in a press release. “He’s an outstanding teacher, a great communicator, and has displayed the ability to develop players at every level.”

VanGorder comes to UofL after spending last season as a defensive analyst at Oklahoma State.

Prior to his time at Oklahoma St., he spent three years at Notre Dame, two as the team’s defensive coordinator and one as the team’s defensive coordinator / inside linebackers coach.

“I am truly excited about the opportunity to join the football program at the University of Louisville,” said VanGorder in a press release. “Coach Petrino has built an impressive program here and I know that the culture that he has created here at Louisville is something that I believe I fit well with and will be comfortable in.”

VanGorder replaces former UofL defensive coordinator Peter Sirmon, who resigned earlier this month after spending one season with the Cards.

Andrew Chernoff

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