The University of North Dakota and Minot State University made it official today by announcing that Minot State football coach Paul Rudolph has been named the new offensive coordinator at UND.
Rudolph spent the last 7 seasons as the head coach of the Beavers compiling a 33-40 record over that time. Rudolph becomes the first assistant coach hired by new UND coach Kyle "Bubba" Schweigert who was introduced as the new UND coach last week. Although Rudolph's teams were just 5-17 in the NSIC, the Beavers finished with no fewer than 6 wins under Rudolph in 4 seasons in the NAIA tying for the Dakota Athletic Conference in 2007, 2008 and 2009 which also included a berth into the NAIA playoffs. Minot State plans to conduct a nationwide search for it's 20th head coach in school history and MSU athletic director Rick Hedberg hopes to have a new coach in place by the end of the month.
Rick Hedberg, MSU Athletic Director:Just going to start a national search and we've actually posted it already and some people applied so we'll go through that process, we have to post it for two weeks and then review it, bring some people to campus and hopefully have things wrapped up by the end of the month here. We need to find somebody that's going to fit at Minot State University that's going to continue to build our program to a strong division two program and so we're looking for that type of position. We want to move quickly but not too fast that we overlook some things and we want to do a thorough search.