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Notre Dame Football

Sources Say Harry Hiestand Headed To The Chicago Bears

January 10, 2018

Multiple sources have told Irish Sports Daily that Notre Dame offensive line coach Harry Hiestand is headed back to the NFL and will join the Chicago Bears under new head coach Matt Nagy.  

Hiestand had been with the Notre Dame program since 2012 after just one season with Tennessee in 2010.

"Harry is one of the best offensive line coaches in college football, and we are fortunate to have him on our staff," Kelly said in a statement upon Hiestand’s hiring. "When I was searching to fill this position, I asked some of the most respected offensive line coaches in football whom they would recommend and Harry's name was routinely mentioned as one of the best. His history of developing NFL-caliber offensive linemen speaks for itself, and I know our linemen will learn a lot from him."

In 2017, Hiestand might have done his best job as he developed two All-American offensive linemen in Mike McGlinchey and Quenton Nelson. Notre Dame's offensive line also won the 2017 Joe Moore Award which goes to the nation's most outstanding offensive line unit. 

Hiestand also turned out first round draft picks in Zack Martin and Ronnie Stanley during this tenure at Notre Dame.

The Bears are no stranger to Hiestand as he coached offensive line for Chicago from 2005-2009.

Coaching Stops

1982 East Stroudsburg (Pa.) Student Assistant
1983 East Stroudsburg (Pa.) Assistant Offensive Line
1984-85 East Stroudsburg (Pa.) Offensive Line
1986 Pennsylvania Tight Ends
1987 USC Graduate Assistant
1988 Toledo Tight Ends
1989-93 Cincinnati Offensive Line
1994-96 Missouri Offensive Line
1997-04 Illinois Offensive Line
2005-09 Chicago Bears Offensive Line
2010-11 Tennessee Offensive Line
2012-17 Notre Dame Offensive Line

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