12/12 01:35 CST UConn hires ND assistant Diaco as football coach
UConn hires ND assistant Diaco as football coach
STORRS, Conn. (AP) --- Connecticut has hired Notre Dame defensive coordinator
Bob Diaco as its football coach.
The school announced the move early Thursday morning and said it would hold an
afternoon news conference to introduce Diaco.
The 40-year-old Diaco takes over a team that went 3-9 this season. UConn fired
Paul Pasqualoni after an 0-4 start and a 10-18 record in just more than two
years at the school.
Notre Dame finished 8-4 this season
Diaco, who spent four seasons at Notre Dame, won the 2012 Broyles Award as the
nation's top assistant coach, becoming the first Fighting Irish assistant to
receive the honor.
Earlier on Wednesday, Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, the
2013 Broyles winner, said he had withdrawn from consideration.