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Schweigert named new UND football coach

By: Wayne Nelson / Forum News Service, INFORUM
 GRAND FORKS - Bubba Schweigert was named the new football coach at the University of North Dakota on Tuesday.

He becomes the 26th coach in UND history.

Schweigert has spent the last six seasons as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator at Southern Illinois.

Schweigert is no stranger to UND football, having served as an assistant coach for 15 years before taking the Minnesota-Duluth head job in 2004.

He later joined former UND coach Dale Lennon at Southern Illinois.

Schweigert will be formally introduced as the 26th head coach in UND history at a press conference on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Alerus Center.

“It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve the University of North Dakota as its head football coach,” said Schweigert. “I am looking forward to hiring a staff and building a program that will represent UND in a first-class manner, both on and off the field.

“We will put forth great effort to facilitate positive relations with fans, alumni, the community and the student body,” Schweigert added. “We look forward to playing exciting championship football in front of thousands of loyal fans as we strive to win the Big Sky Conference championship and, ultimately, reach the pinnacle of FCS football."