Purdue defensive backs coach Jon Heaccock is leaving the Boilermakers behind to join the Toledo coaching staff. Heacock will be the new defensive coordinator for the Rockets.
Purdue announced the coaching staff change Saturday morning. Head coach Darrell Hazell‘s search for a new defensive coordinator will begin immediately. Heacock previously coached in the MAC as an assistant for Hazell at Kent State. At Kent State Heacock served the role of defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach.
“I would like to thank Jon for his hard work over the last year in helping to restore the Purdue program,” Hazell said. “I’ve known coach Heacock for a long time and I wish him well in his new job.”
Purdue had a couple of defensive graduate assistants on the staff last season, so promoting from within may be a possibility. Logan Link would make the most sense, having worked with the secondary last season. Link was a two-year starting safety at Purdue and graduated in 2012.
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