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Notre Dame Loses Coach To HC Job

Notre Dame players huddling up.

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 25: Members of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish get ready during warm-ups to play the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on September 25, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Stanford defeated Notre Dame 37-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are going to be looking for someone new to coach their running backs in 2019.

On Wednesday, Notre Dame running backs coach Autry Denson was introduced as the new head coach of Charleston Southern in the FCS.

The Charleston Southern Buccaneers finished the 2018 season with a 5-6 record, after which head coach Mark Tucker resigned.

Denson had served on Brian Kelly's staff since 2015 after serving in the same role at Bethune-Cookman and Miami (OH) over the previous four years.

He previously spent one year as head coach of Pope John Paul II High School in Florida.

As a player, Denson was one of the best running backs in Notre Dame's history.

In four seasons from 1995 to 1998, Denson set the school's all-time rushing record with 4,318 yards along with 43 touchdowns on a 5.1 yards per carry average.

He was named co-MVP of the 1999 Gator Bowl against Georgia Tech in a 35-28 loss.