Cooks ND’s defensive coordinator for Pinstripe

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says Kerry Cooks will serve as

defensive coordinator for the Fighting Irish through the Pinstripe

Bowl after Bob Diaco was named head coach at UConn.

Cooks served as co-defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach

the past two seasons. He has been on the staff at Notre Dame since

Kelly arrived in 2010, starting as outside linebackers coach. He

played with Diaco at Iowa and played in the NFL for Minnesota,

Green Bay, Atlanta and Jacksonville.

Kelly previously announced that receivers coach Mike Denbrock

would serve as offensive coordinator through the bowl game after

Chuck Martin was named head coach at Miami of Ohio. Denbrock was

passing game coordinator the past two seasons. He spent time as

offensive and defensive coordinator under Kelly at Grand Valley

State.