* = Defensive Coordinator Candidate
DEFENSIVE LINE COACH
Steve Stripling* - Cincinnati Defensive Line Coach
- DL coach at Louisville in 2001 and '02. Danny Hope was the assistant head coach at Louisville in 2002 and Shawn Clark was a graduate assistant in 2001 and '02.
- Coached defensive tackles at Florida Atlantic from 2004-08, where he worked on staff with Gary Nord.
- Was a graduate assistant at Purdue in 2009 and played defensive line for the Boilermakers from 2001-06.
Kurt Van Valkenburgh* - ex-Florida Atlantic Defensive Coordinator
- Worked on the FAU staff from 1998-2011, including the last two seasons as defensive coordinator. He worked for five years on the Owls' staff with Gary Nord.
- DB coach at Purdue in 1996.
- Defensive coordinator at Oklahoma in 1995, where Gary Nord was the Sooners offfensive coordinator and Danny Hope was the OL coach.
- DB coach at Louisville from 1992-94, where he worked on staff with both Nord and Hope.
- LB coach at Louisville from 1998-2002. Danny Hope was the assistant head coach at Louisville in 2002 and Shawn Clark was a graduate assistant in 2001 and '02.
- Coached defensive ends at FAU from 2006-11, where he spent three years on staff with Gary Nord.
- Played LB at Louisville from 1992-95. Nord and Danny Hope were on the Louisville staff from 1992-94.