Akron hires ND assistant Ianello as coach
Rob Ianello, a Notre Dame assistant coach and the Fighting
Irish’s recruiting coordinator, will now try to convince high
school stars to come to Akron.
Ianello was introduced as the Zips’ new head coach on Thursday.
The 44-year-old spent the previous five years at Notre Dame, where
he landed some of the nation’s top recruits. Ianello also coached
the Irish’s wide receivers coach and served as interim coach after
Charlie Weis was fired.
Ianello replaces J.D. Brookhart, who was fired after Akron went
3-9 this season.
Akron athletic director Tom Wistrcill said Ianello stood out
among candidates because of his background and recruiting
Ianello also coached at Wisconsin and Arizona.