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Lehigh to have co-defensive coordinators

Bethlehem, PA (Sports Network) - Lehigh defensive line coach Donnie Roberts and secondary coach Gerard Wilcher will serve as co-defensive coordinators this season, head coach Andy Coen announced Tuesday.

They are filling the role of six-year defensive coordinator Dave Kotulski, who left to become the inside linebackers coach at Stanford.

Roberts is entering his seventh season as the Mountain Hawks' defensive line coach as part of his second stint on the staff. Wilcher, the defensive coordinator in 2005, is entering his ninth season as coach of the secondary.

"Our staff does a great job putting kids in the right position," Coen said. "We've developed a multiplicity to our defense that I didn't want to lose. Donnie and Gerard, from working with Dave, had a lot of input in getting our scheme to where it is today.

"It was hard to distinguish just one of those guys. I wanted to be able to reward both those guys for doing a great job over the last six years we've been here. They work very well together on a day-to-day basis and I'm sure they will here. That's why I made them co-coordinators."

In another move, former Lehigh outside linebackers coach Matt Sanders has returned to the staff to coach the inside linebackers.

Lehigh, which will begin its spring practice on Friday, is coming off an 11-2 season in which it won a second straight Patriot League title and reached the FCS quarterfinals.

03/20 14:59:12 ET



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