Football Coaches
Landon Fox
Head Coach
Chris Limbach
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Brian Dougherty
Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach
Dave Bucar
Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator
Jon Robinson
Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
Brannon Dunn
Defensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator
Devin Figaro
Wide Receivers Coach
Ed Reny
Tight Ends Coach
Alex Curtis
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Cory Colder
Running Backs Coach
Brandon Frase
Nickelbacks Coach
Zach Carney
Defensive Line Assistant
Madison Soliday
Assistant Director of Football Operations
Jackson Caudell
Player Personnel Intern
Dena Smiley
Administrative Assistant
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Brian Dougherty

Brian Dougherty

Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach

Phone (219) 464-6011
Email Brian.Dougherty@valpo.edu

Brian Dougherty takes over as Valpo’s defensive coordinator for the 2019 season after spending the 2018 campaign as the defensive backs coach at Tiffin University, where he instructed a first-team all-conference selection and two second-team all-conference honorees and contributed to the team’s 9-2 season. He was the corners coach at the University of Dayton during the 2016 and 2017 seasons when Fox was the defensive coordinator for the Flyers. Dougherty was part of a Dayton defense that held opponents to an average of 19.7 points per game over two seasons while leading the PFL in interceptions in 2016 and finishing second in 2017.

Before joining the Flyers, Dougherty spent two seasons at Ball State University as a graduate assistant working with wide receivers in 2015 and defensive backs in 2014. Prior to Ball State, he served as the corners coach at Millikin University in 2013.

Dougherty was a student assistant and manager for the Miami (Ohio) football program from 2010-2012, working with quarterbacks, linebackers and the defensive line. He was part of the 2010 team that won the MAC championship and the GoDaddy.com Bowl. He received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Miami in 2012 and his master’s in athletic coaching education from Ball State in 2016.

What They’re Saying About Coach Dougherty

Rick Chamberlin, University of Dayton Head Coach: “Coach Fox made a great decision in hiring Brian Dougherty. During the years he worked here at Dayton, I was impressed with his defensive knowledge, but more importantly his coaching skills with his players. I know his defense will be prepared and play hard.”

Mike Yeager, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Teams Coordinator and Defensive Assistant: “Brian is an outstanding coach. First and foremost, he is a great teacher of defensive back technique. He is also very knowledgeable in overall defensive scheme. Most importantly, he truly cares about the overall wellbeing of his players. Valpo has made a great hire for the defensive coordinator position.”

Joey Lynch, Ball State University Offensive Coordinator: “Brian’s knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for the game of football is contagious. He is a tireless worker who will have his players prepared and ready to go every Saturday.”

Pete Lembo, University of Memphis Special Teams Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach: “Brian is a bright young coach who is organized and detail-oriented. He is also a high quality person who will relate very well with the student-athletes and other members of the University community.”

Gary Goff, Valdosta State University Head Coach: “I was very fortunate to have had Brian work on my staff. He is a great coach that has a bright future. Brian has a passion for the game and it carries over to his players. He will be very successful.”