Mike Denbrock promoted to Irish OC

Updated: January 30, 2014, 8:36 PM ET
By Matt Fortuna | ESPN.com

Notre Dame made the promotion of Mike Denbrock to offensive coordinator official Thursday night, completing its coaching staff for the 2014 season.

ESPN.com and other outlets reported Jan. 14 that Denbrock would be named the full-time offensive coordinator after serving the last month-plus as the interim coordinator.

Denbrock replaces Chuck Martin, who took the head-coaching job at Miami (Ohio) on Dec. 3.

Irish coach Brian Kelly told ESPN's Joe Schad on Jan. 14 that he will resume calling plays in 2014 after Martin called them in 2013.

Denbrock spent the last two seasons on Notre Dame's staff as the outside receivers coach/passing game coordinator, and he served as the Irish's tight ends coach in the two seasons before that. The 50-year-old Denbrock served as an assistant on Kelly's Grand Valley State staff from 1992-98. He also had an earlier stint as an Irish assistant from 2002-04, when he coached offensive tackles and tight ends.

Denbrock will be re-introduced to the media Friday afternoon.

Last Friday, Notre Dame had announced the hiring of former Redskins quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur to the same position. LaFleur will be introduced to the media on Feb. 5, national signing day.

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