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Former IU safeties coach Noah Joseph leaves for Rutgers


Freshman running back Morgan Ellison crosses the goal line in the second half against Rutgers on Nov. 18 at Memorial Stadium. Former IU safeties coach Noah Joseph left the IU program to join the Rutgers coaching staff last week. Bobby Goddin Buy Photos

Noah Joseph, former IU football defensive recruiting coordinator and safeties coach, was announced as the new co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Rutgers University on Thursday.

Joseph had spent the last four seasons at IU. He came to IU after two seasons as the safeties coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of North Texas in 2012 and 2013.

By leaving for Piscataway, New Jersey, Joseph will reunite with Rutgers Coach Chris Ash.

Joseph played for Ash in 1998 while at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, while Ash was the defensive coordinator at the school.  

“I’d like to welcome Noah and his family to our football program,” Ash said in a Rutgers press release. “His extensive experience coaching defensive back in the Big Ten will be a tremendous asset for our players. He is a great teacher and outstanding recruiter.” 

Ash also gave Joseph his start in the coaching business. Joseph was a graduate assistant for Ash at Drake in 2000, and then again at Iowa State in 2002.

His departure leaves a vacancy for IU Coach Tom Allen to fill before spring practice is set to begin.

Cameron Drummond

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