Northwestern announced Wednesday that the school has a new permanent head coach. Previous head coach Pat Fitzgerald was fired in July in connection to a hazing and abuse scandal with the Northwestern football team.
David Braun, hired by Fitzgerald in January to be the Wildcats’ defensive coordinator, took over this season’s interim head coach position. He’s led the Wildcats to a 5-5 record, a season after the team was 1-11.
That’s impressed the school enough for him to have a new opportunity.
Northwestern finds its permanent head coach
According to a statement by Northwestern, Braun has been named the permanent head coach.
Here to Stay.
David Braun named Dan and Susan Jones Family Head Football Coach. pic.twitter.com/HKXsz4gXxt
— Northwestern Football (@NUFBFamily) November 15, 2023
Braun played defensive lineman at Winona State in Georgia. He was previously North Dakota State’s defensive coordinator from the 2019-22 seasons. Braun won two FCS national championships with NDSU.
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