Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly promotes two offensive coaches

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame Football Head Coach Brian Kelly announced on Tuesday that he will be promoting Tommy Rees to Offensive Coordinator and Lance Taylor to Run Game Coordinator.

Rees was previously the Quarterbacks Coach and Taylor was the Running Backs Coach.

In a statement on promoting Tommy Rees, Coach Kelly said: “After an extensive national search, I’m proud to name Tom Rees our next offensive coordinator. Tom’s ability to connect with our players and staff and accepting and embracing the incredible opportunity in being the offensive coordinator at Notre Dame made him the right choice. While Tom’s leadership ability and knowledge of the game was evident, it was his humble approach to his own development and desire to continue to grow and learn that were also key factors that set him apart in a talented pool of candidates.”

Kelly also offered high praise for the newly-promoted Run Game Coordinator: “Lance’s ability to gain consensus within the staff by implementing a running game plan that fits our personnel and is tactically and technically sound makes him a great fit for this position.”

Although both Rees and Taylor are still relatively young, they both boast an extensive coaching résumé.

Rees began his coaching career at Northwestern University as an Offensive Graduate Assistant in 2015 and Taylor began his coaching career at the University of Alabama in 2007 also as a Graduate Assistant.

Rees has been with the Notre Dame Football Program since 2017 and oversaw the development of Quarterbacks Ian Book and Brandon Wimbush.

Taylor coached a run game attack in 2019 where the team collectively averaged 4.9 yards per carry.

Rees was a student athlete at Notre Dame from 2010-2014, going 23-8 as the starting Quarterback.

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