Bill Brechin is in his third season working with the Notre Dame football team and his first season as a graduate assistant. From 2010-11, Brechin was an intern for the offensive staff and his primary duties involved assisting the offensive coaches in a variety of areas. He was responsible for film breakdowns, scouting reports, playbooks and other duties as assigned by head coach Brian Kelly or the offensive coaching staff.
In 2012, Brechin will work with wide receivers and slot receivers, assisting both outside wide receivers coach Mike Denbrock and running backs/slot receivers coach Tony Alford.
Brechin joined the Irish following a two-year stint as graduate assistant at Grand Valley State where he worked with the Lakers' safeties. In 2009, Grand Valley State advanced to the NCAA Division II national championship game.
Brechin was an all-conference performer at Grand Valley State from 2005-07 as a defensive back. He played for current Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chuck Martin at Grand Valley State as Martin served as the head coach of the Lakers. In his career with the Lakers, Brechin tallied 82 tackles, 24 pass deflections and eight interceptions. He helped lead Grand Valley State to back-to-back national championships in 2005 and 2006. The Lakers posted a 40-1 record during his playing career.
Brechin is a native of Addison, Ill. He and his wife Jessica have one son, John.