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    Josh Reardon  
    Josh Reardon

    Graduate Assistant (Defense)

    Alma Mater:
    Central Michigan '06

    Josh Reardon is in his second season at the University of Notre Dame as a graduate assistant for the Irish defense. Reardon joined Notre Dame after coaching four years at the College of the Holy Cross and Sacred Heart University.

    At Notre Dame, Reardon assists defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Bob Diaco and works with the Irish inside and outside linebackers.

    In 2011, Reardon was outside linebackers coach at Holy Cross and was part of a defensive coaching staff that helped hold opponents to only 3.9 yards per carry. Jimmy Thomas ranked fifth on the team with 59 tackles while Mike Tucker led the Crusaders with nine sacks and ranked second on the team in tackles for loss.

    Reardon spent three seasons at Sacred Heart, coaching the defensive line in 2008, the secondary in 2009 and serving as defensive coordinator and secondary coach in 2010.

    Reardon's first job was as a graduate assistant at Central Michigan from 2006-07. He assisted with coaching the defensive line and inside linebackers. Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly was the Chippewas head coach in 2006 and defensive line coach Mike Elston was the linebackers coach and special teams coordinator.

    In Reardon's first season as graduate assistant, Central Michigan won the Mid-American Conference and the Motor City Bowl en route to a 10-4 season.

    Reardon was a student assistant in 2005 for Central Michigan's football team and worked with current Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco.

    A 2006 graduate of Central Michigan, Reardon was a linebacker and long snapper on the Chippewas football team from 2001-04. He earned his bachelor's degree in physical education with a minor in history.

    Born in Big Rapids, Mich., Reardon is a native of Sturgis, Mich. He is single and resides in Mishawaka.

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