Akron hires ND assistant

Akron has hired Notre Dame assistant Rob Ianello as its football

coach.

The school sent out a release late Wednesday night saying

Ianello will be introduced as the Zips’ new coach at a news

conference Thursday at InfoCision Stadium on campus.

Ianello replaces J.D. Brookhart, who has fired last month after

Akron went 3-9.

The 44-year-old Ianello spent the past three years working for

Charlie Weis with the Fighting Irish, He coached the team’s wide

receivers and was Notre Dame’s recruiting coordinator. He started

at Notre Dame in 2005 after stops at Arizona and Wisconsin.