Dave Doeren, secondary coach and recruiting coordinator at NCAA Div. I-AA football champion Montana, has been named Kansas University's linebackers coach.
"Dave is a rising star in the coaching ranks," KU coach Mark Mangino said Monday. "Dave is a tireless recruiter and a diligent worker."
In two seasons at Montana, Doeren coached seven all-conference defensive backs, including two All-America selections, while helping Montana to a 28-3 record, two conference championships and a national title.
Prior to his stint at Montana, Doeren worked as a defensive graduate assistant for two seasons at Southern California. Before that, Doeren served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Drake University, from 1995-97 first as linebackers coach, then as defensive coordinator.
Doeren is no stranger to the area. A graduate of Shawnee Miege in Roeland Park, he began his coaching career in 1994 as an assistant coach at Shawnee Mission Northwest.
Doeren was a four-year letterman at Drake where he earned Academic All-America honors. He and his wife, Sara, have a son, Jacob.
Doeren is the eighth appointment to the KU staff, joining Dave Borberly, Bill Young, Nick Quartaro, Pat Henderson, Travis Jones, Brandon Blaney and Clint Bowen.
Mangino has one remaining opening to fill.