No, that headline is not from two decades ago. Notre Dame announced the hiring of Chris O’Leary as safeties coach on Friday, promoting the defensive graduate assistant coach after two seasons in that role and the one before that as a defensive analyst.
“Chris has been on a job interview the past two years,” Irish head coach Brian Kelly said. “He has done an exceptional job of mentoring and coaching the rovers, and in particular Jeremiah Owusu-Koramaoh and Paul Moala. His ability to build relationships and motivate our student-athletes has been apparent to me, and made him the ideal candidate for this job.”