Report: Notre Dame to re-hire offensive line coach Harry Hiestand
Notre Dame is expected to hire Harry Hiestand as its next offensive line coach, according to a report.
That’s per The Athletic’s Matt Fortuna, who notes that Hiestand served in this role for Notre Dame from 2012-17 before leaving for a job with the Chicago Bears. Hiestand’s offensive line won the Joe Moore Award in 2017.
Sources: Notre Dame is expected to hire Harry Hiestand as its next offensive line coach. Hiestand coached ND’s O-line from 2012-17, developing six NFL Draft picks and coaching the unit to the Joe Moore Award in 2017.
— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) January 7, 2022
Hiestand is regarded as one of the best offensive line coaches in the country. Prior to joining Notre Dame, he was Notre Dame’s head coach and had a previous stint with the Bears. He’s coached at numerous universities over the course of his career, which began in the 1980s.
He’ll be tasked with strengthening Notre Dame’s offensive line moving forward. The Fighting Irish are likely lean on their running game more next season with dual threat quarterback Tyler Buchner expected to be the starter.
Hiestand is expected to be one of the few new hires under coach Marcus Freeman and offensive coordinator Tommy Rees. Most of Notre Dame’s staff has stayed intact, but there will be other changes coming later this offseason. Notre Dame has also reportedly parted ways with receivers coach Del Alexander.