Freund elevated to UND offensive coordinator

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND Athletics) -- University of North Dakota head football coach Bubba Schweigert announced Sunday that Danny Freund has been elevated to offensive coordinator. Freund just finished his eighth season on staff, most recently as the wide receivers coach.

“Coach Freund has the leadership qualities that we are looking for to lead our offense in the future,” Schweigert said. “His enthusiasm for the game is contagious and we look forward to putting his stamp on the offense which we believe will be an exciting brand of football that will engage our fan base and improve our football program.”

Freund has been the wide receivers coach on UND’s staff since Schweigert’s arrival in 2014. Prior to that, Freund coached the quarterbacks in 2013 after a two-year stint as the running backs coach upon his return to Grand Forks. His coaching career started after his graduation as he coached the quarterbacks at Kenosha (Wis.) St. Joseph High School then spent a year in the same role at Carthage College before coming back to Grand Forks in 2011.

As a player at North Dakota, Freund went 16-6 as a two-year starting quarterback for the Fighting Sioux, finishing his career as the program's most accurate passer. His 68.9 career completion percentage still tops the charts and he also owns the top single-season completion mark of 71.9 that he set as a senior in 2008. He threw for 5,239 yards and 47 touchdowns, which both rank third on the all-time career lists at UND.

“I want to thank Coach Schweigert for this opportunity. I’m excited to work with our staff and players to build an explosive unit,” Freund said.

Coach Schweigert will be filling the wide receivers and offensive line coach openings in the coming weeks.

2018- North Dakota offensive coordinator
2018 North Dakota wide receivers coach
2017 North Dakota wide receivers coach
2016 North Dakota wide receivers coach
2015 North Dakota wide receivers coach
2014 North Dakota wide receivers coach
2013 North Dakota quarterbacks coach
2012 North Dakota running backs coach
2011 North Dakota running backs coach
2010 Carthage College quarterbacks coach
2009 Kenosha St. Joseph H.S. quarterbacks coach