Feb. 13, 2009

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame announced title changes Friday for a handful of coaches on its football staff. Corwin Brown, Rob Ianello, Jon Tenuta and Frank Verducci all received promotions for the 2009 season, while head coach Charlie Weis announced he will assume offensive coordinator duties.

Brown, who served as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach in 2008, is now the associate head coach/co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. Ianello is the assistant head coach for offense/recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach, after owning the title of recruiting coordinator/wide receivers coach since 2005. Tenuta takes on the role of assistant head coach for defense/defensive coordinator and linebackers coach after serving as assistant head coach for defense/linebackers coach in 2008. Verducci is the running game coordinator/offensive line coach, after originally being announced as the offensive line coach when he was hired Jan. 14.

Weis also announced the hiring of Brian White as the graduate assistant coach for offense. White comes to Notre Dame from the University of Maryland where he had worked with the football program since 2006. This past season he served as a staff intern with the Terrapins before serving as the interim special teams and tight ends coach during the month of December and for the Humanitarian Bowl. White’s special teams unit featured a 99-yard kickoff return for touchdown, setting a bowl record, and helped Maryland defeat Nevada, 42-35. White was a graduate assistant during the 2006 and 2007 seasons when he worked closely with the scout teams and was a member of the offensive coaching staff, focusing on the offensive line and running backs.

Prior to his stint at Maryland, White spent two seasons at Hargrave Military Academy, a college prep academy in Chatham, Va., serving as offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator. White recruited the East Coast and organized an annual college showcase combine that attracted over 300 coaches.

A native of Oakland, N.J., White was born June 29, 1982, and is a 2004 graduate of Juniata College where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in history. He received a Master’s degree in special education from Maryland in 2008.

Here is a listing of the Notre Dame coaching staff as it currently stands:
Charlie Weis – Head Coach
Corwin Brown – Associate Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Backs Coach
Rob Ianello – Assistant Head Coach for Offense/Recruiting Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach
Jon Tenuta – Assistant Head Coach for Defense/Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach
Brian Polian – Special Teams Coordinator
Tony Alford – Running Backs Coach
Bernie Parmalee – Tight Ends Coach
Ron Powlus – Quarterbacks Coach
Frank Verducci – Running Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach
Brian White – Offensive Graduate Assistant
Bryant Young – Defensive Graduate Assistant
Kinnon Tatum – Defensive Intern