Thanks to the departure of running backs coach Tim Hinton for Ohio State — and the departure of offensive line coach Ed Warinner, likely to the same locale — Notre Dame announced several changes to their coaching staff Monday.
In a press release, the Irish confirmed that defensive coordinator Bob Diaco has been named assistant head coach, Chuck Martin has been named offensive coordinator, Kerry Cooks has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator and Scott Booker has been promoted from offensive intern to a full-time assistant position.
All of those coaches, as well as the other assistants on Brian Kelly‘s staff, also received contract extensions.
Booker will be assigned a specific position at a later date, while Martin will replace Charley Molnar, who left his coordinator position to take the head-coaching job at UMass.
“Chuck is a very talented coach that will make our offense better in the future due to his knowledge of our offensive system as well as how defenses like to attack it,” Kelly said in a statement. “I wanted someone that knew the system I’m familiar with and our experience coaching together will make for an easy transition. Chuck did a great job directing the Grand Valley State offense after I left and led the program to unprecedented heights. I look forward to witnessing the impact he’ll have on our offense.”
The release also confirmed that Hinton and Warinner had “left the program to pursue other opportunities.”