Defensive coordinator Tim Driscoll, who has turned Michigan Tech’s defense into one of the top units in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, begins his eighth season in Houghton and fifth as assistant head coach in 2011.
Driscoll’s 2010 defense led the GLIAC in points allowed and finished second in yards allowed. The Huskies return 10 starters from that unit, and the potential is there for the 2011 Michigan Tech defense to be one of the best in school history.
Tech has allowed just 22.8 points per game during Driscoll's tenure compared to an average of 32.7 the three years prior to his arrival. Black and Gold defenses have finished in the top five of the GLIAC in both points allowed and total yards five times in his seven years; the 2006 defense was first in total yards allowed.
Before coming to Michigan Tech, Driscoll spent six of the previous seven seasons as a defensive coordinator, most recently at Minnesota, Crookston of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference. He served at Jamestown College, North Dakota, in the same role in 2002.
Prior to that, he was Northern Michigan’s defensive coordinator. The Marquette, Mich., native earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from North Dakota State in 1995 and remained there to gain a master’s degree in athletic administration in 1997.
Driscoll, who holds the Marquette High School pole vault record, also serves as an instructor in Michigan Tech’s exercise science and physical education department. He and his wife, Vicky, have three daughters, Sierrah, Sloane and Reese. The Driscolls reside in Hancock.