North Dakota Extends Schweigert Through 2027

North Dakota and head coach Bubba Schweigert agreed to an extension that will keep him in Grand Forks through the 2027 season. Schweigert has been in charge of the Fighting Hawks since 2014.

Schweigert was an assistant coach at North Dakota from 1989 through 1996 and was promoted to defensive coordinator in 1997. He remained as DC through the 2003 season and left to take the head coaching role at Minnesota Duluth in 2004. He went 22-21 overall in his four seasons with the Bulldogs including one Division II playoff appearance.

From 2008 through 2013, Schweigert was the defensive coordinator at Southern Illinois and took the head coaching role at North Dakota a year later. The first four years of his tenure were spent in the Big Sky where he had two winning seasons and an FCS playoff appearance. The Fighting Hawks navigated two years as an independent in 2018 and 2019 with Schweigert at the helm including an FCS playoff appearance in 2019.

The last four years have arguably been North Dakota’s best stretch since moving up to the FCS in 2008 and has come as a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. UND has three winning seasons with all three culminating in FCS playoff appearances. Schweigert has gone 61-50 overall and 35-26 in conference games in his 10 seasons with North Dakota.

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