From the field to the sideline, the Fighting Irish have added a new member to their staff.
After rising through the coaching ranks elsewhere, familiarity met opportunity and now Tommy Rees is coaching at his alma-mater.
Today, the Irish announced that the former quarterback will now be coaching the position he played only four years prior.
In 2013 Tommy Rees left ranked in top-5 of 21 ND passing stats.
Today, Tom Rees Returns To Coach Quarterbacks.
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) January 24, 2017
Rees last played during the 2013 season, when he started 12 games for the Fighting Irish. He also started the 2011 season, but lost out in 2012 to Everett Golson. He went undrafted in the 2014 NFL draft, was signed to the practice team for the Washington Redskins for a week and was then released. He didn’t receive an opportunity to play in the NFL again, and the following season turned his eye towards coaching.
His first job was as a graduate assistant for Northwestern in 2015. Then joined the San Diego Chargers for a season as an offensive assistant, and is now back home in South Bend, Indiana.
The Brian Kelly hire will immediately have to ready a junior quarterback with no starting experience. Brandon Wimbush stands as the incumbent starter after DeShone Kizer declared for the NFL draft and Malik Zaire opted to transfer.