Notre Dame has officially hired Joe Rudolph to be its next offensive line coach.

Rudolph comes to South Bend after spending the 2022 season with Virginia Tech. Prior to joining the Hokies, Rudolph was a longtime assistant at Wisconsin.

“We are excited to add offensive line coach Joe Rudolph to our staff,” Marcus Freeman said in a release. “He has a proven track record of developing elite college football players, many of whom have gone on to also experience great success in the NFL. We look forward to Joe having a similar impact in our program.”

Rudolph replaces Harry Hiestand, who decided to retire earlier this offseason. Hiestand was in his 2nd stint with the Fighting Irish.

Rudolph, 50, has been coaching in major college football since 2007. He’s also worked at Nebraska and Pittsburgh during his career.

He joins an offensive coaching staff that will have several new faces in 2023. The Fighting Irish lost offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tommy Rees earlier this offseason. Tight ends coach Gerad Parker was promoted to OC and the Irish hired Gino Guidugli to serve as QB coach.