|Position:||Defensive Line Coach|
Pat Kuntz begins his first season as VMI defensive line coach.
Kuntz comes to VMI after serving three years on the Indiana University staff as a defensive graduate assistant working primarily with the defensive line.
Kuntz is a four-year letterwinner at Notre Dame (2005-08) and was a three-year starting nose guard for the Fighting Irish. He was named Lineman of the Year in 2007 and 2008 and led the nation in passes broken up by a defensive lineman in 2007. After graduating from Notre Dame with a degree in sociology, Kuntz signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2009.
Kuntz began his coaching career at his high school alma mater at Roncalli High School in Indianapolis where he graduated in 2005 and later served as defensive line coach from 2010-2015 and also was defensive coordinator for the 2015 season.
“Pat Kuntz is a passionate coach who will bring positive energy to our defensive line,” said Wachenheim. “Having played the game at the highest levels, he knows the details and intensity required for productive defensive line play. Beginning his coaching career at the high school level, Pat learned how to be a patient teacher. As a graduate assistant at Indiana University, Coach Kuntz’s work ethic earned the highest praise.”