Notre Dame Football

Report | Notre Dame to Hire John McNulty as Tight Ends Coach

February 8, 2020

According to a report from Bruce Feldman, Notre Dame has its next tight ends coach as John McNulty will join the staff of the Fighting Irish. 

McNulty comes from Penn State where he was an off-field analyst and also played his college ball in Happy Valley. 

McNulty has spent 15 years coaching in the NFL, including the 2016 season with the San Diego Chargers, where he coached the tight ends. He was on the same staff as Tommy Rees and worked with future Hall of Famer Antonio Gates in San Diego. He has coached multiple positions on offense, including wide receiver in Arizona, where he worked with another future Hall of Famer, Larry Fitzgerald. 

He was the offensive coordinator at Rutgers in 2018 and 2019 before being let go at the same time as head coach Chris Ash. The offense wasn't very successful during this latest stint, but he previously worked under Greg Schiano and ran the Rutgers offense in 2007 and 2008. 

The 2007 offense finished 23rd in SP+, their best finish ever, and had a 2,000-yard rusher in Ray Rice. At 11-2, it was the best season in school history. 

The McNulty File
1991–1994 Michigan (GA)
1995–1997 Connecticut (WR/ST)
1998–2002 Jacksonville Jaguars (OQC/WR)
2003 Dallas Cowboys (WR)
2004–2008 Rutgers (OC/QB/WR)
2009–2012 Arizona Cardinals (QB/WR)
2013 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (QB)
2014–2015 Tennessee Titans (QB)
2016–2017 SD/LA Chargers (TE)
2018–2019 Rutgers (OC/QB)
2019–2019 Penn State (Analyst)

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