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Schweigert Named New Head Football Coach At UND

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Southern Illinois defensive coordinator Kyle “Bubba” Schweigert has been named new head football coach at the University of North Dakota.

Schweigert is returning to Grand Forks after a decade away from the program. He was the defensive coordinator that helped UND win the 2001 NCAA Division II national title.

The Zeeland native replaces Chris Mussman, who was fired after six seasons. UND was 3-8 this year.

Schweigert has been at Southern Illinois for six years. He previously was the head coach at Division II Minnesota Duluth from 2004-2007. He guided the Bulldogs to their first North Central Conference title.

Schweigert says he’s looking forward to hiring a staff and building a program “that will represent UND in a first-class manner.”

A press conference to introduce Schweigert is scheduled Friday.

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