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Former Northwestern assistant Jeff Genyk returns as special teams coordinators

Make it three stops for Jeff Genyk in Evanston.

Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald announced Friday afternoon that Genyk has rejoined the football program as special teams coordinator.  Genyk was a part of the Wildcats football program from 1994-2003, with the first three years of that stint overlapping with Fitzgerald’s last three seasons as a Wildcats linebacker.  Fitzgerald was also in his first three seasons as defensive backs then linebackers coach at NU during Genyk’s final three seasons.

Genyk also had a second stint at NU, serving as a consultant in 2015.

“We are thrilled to welcome Coach Genyk back to our Northwestern football family,” stated Fitzgerald. “Jeff is a tremendous football coach, but more importantly an outstanding leader who will make our young men better, both on and off the field. I was fortunate to learn from him first hand as a player and know his expertise will play a pivotal role as we continue to build towards a Big Ten championship.”

In the two years prior to this third stint at NU, Genyk was the special teams coordinator and running backs coach.  Genyk was also the head coach at Eastern Michigan from 2004-08.