Two Assistants Named To NMU Football Staff
MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Bernie Anderson, the headfootball coach at Northern Michigan University, announces his first twoselections to his coaching staff.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Jeff Duvendeck has been named the offensivecoordinator while Chadd Braine will be the defensive coordinator.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWe are veryfortunate at Northern Michigan right now to hire two coordinators who are veryqualified young men,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Anderson said.
Duvendeck spent the past three seasons (2003-05) at Michigan Tech University, where he was the offensive line coach and recruitingcoordinator.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ While at Tech he coached three NCAA II All-Americans and two whowere GLIAC Offensive Lineman of the Year.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ A former running back at Central Michigan University, he graduated with a bachelorÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s degree in health promotion andrehabilitation in 2001.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He spent the following season (2001) as a graduateassistant at Tiffin University working with the running backs.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ In 2002, hemoved to Grand Valley State University as a graduate assistant working with theoffensive line and helped the Lakers win a NCAA II National Championship.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œWefeel very fortunate to have someone of JeffÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s caliber to be an offensivecoordinator,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Anderson added.
Braine was the linebackers coach at MTU for the past twoseasons (2004-05).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He coached the defensive backs at the University of South Dakota during the 2003 season.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ For three seasons (2000-03) he was the defensivecoordinator and linebackers coach at Ferrum College.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He led his Ferrum team toan NCAA III top 10 ranking in total defense twice in his three-year stint.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Brainewas a four-time letterwinner in track and field and football at East Stroudsburg University.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ He earned both a bachelorÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s (1999) and masterÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s (2001) degreein health and physical education from ESU.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚œHe has been an NCAA IIIcoordinator.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Chad now has an opportunity for the second time to be defensivecoordinator,ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Anderson said.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
What Anderson likes in both coordinators is that they areboth good people and good recruiters.