Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley has hired Bob Diaco has been hired as the Huskers’ defensive coordinator.
Diaco comes to Nebraska after three seasons as the head coach at the University of Connecticut. Previous to guiding the Husky program he had a highly successful four-year run as the defensive coordinator at Notre Dame. Diaco has roots in the Big Ten, twice earning All-Big Ten honors as a linebacker at Iowa in the mid-1990s.
“When we began looking for a new defensive coordinator, Bob Diaco quickly rose to the top of the list,” said Riley. “He has coordinated a top-level defense, has proven himself as a great teacher and recruiter, and we are excited to have him join our football program. Bob is an energetic coach and is ready to get started immediately, beginning with hitting the recruiting trail to find future Blackshirts.”
Diaco said joining Riley’s staff and coaching at a tradition-rich program like Nebraska is an outstanding opportunity.
“I am honored to join Coach Riley and his staff at the University of Nebraska and am excited to become a part of one of the truly great programs in the history of college football,” said Diaco. “Coach Riley has such great respect from everyone in football, and he is building something special here. I started my college football experience in the Big Ten and am thrilled to be back in this conference. I can’t wait to get to work and help build a championship football program.”