Chuck Martin will serve as recruiting coordinator; Mike Elston to coordinate special teams; Graduate assistant and intern positions filled
After spending three seasons as a staff associate for the University of Cincinnati's football program, Michael Painter enters his second year at the University of Notre Dame as a defensive graduate assistant.
Painter's role at Cincinnati was similar to his previous position at Central Michigan, where he assisted in all facets of football operations. An integral part of forming the practice routine and working with the scout team and special teams, Painter helped the Chippewas win both the 2006 Mid-American Conference and Motor City Bowl titles.
Raised in Sandusky, Ohio, Painter participated in three sports at Perkins High School, earning four letters in both football and track to complement the two letters earned in basketball.
He attended Mount Union College where he was a member of the Purple Raiders' football team that won the 2003 Ohio Athletic Conference Championship and played for the 2003 NCAA Division II national championship.
After an injury ended his playing career, Painter transferred to Bowling Green where he graduated in 2006 with a degree in sport management. At Cincinnati, he worked towards his master's degree in criminal justice.
Born Aug. 6, 1984, Painter is single and resides in Mishawaka.