The Notre Dame football team continues its 2012 spring practice schedule and UND.com continues its daily report with a look at the team's first scrimmage of the season and onto the field with tight ends coach Scott Booker.
The Notre Dame Spring Blue-Gold game was held at Notre Dame Stadium.
Enters his fourth season with the Irish and second year as an assistant coach.
Coaches tight ends and serves as special teams coordinator after learning the Irish offense as an intern from 2010-11.
Star pupil Tyler Eifert captured the 2012 John Mackey award. He has also garnered second-team AP, Walter Camp, Sporting News, Sports Illustrated and CBSSports.com All-America honors.
Eifert finished career ranked first in school history in both career receptions (140) and career receiving yards (1,840) by a tight end.
Kyle Brindza set single-season school records for field goals made (23), field goals attempted (31) and points by a place kicker (95). Brindza also ranked tied for sixth in the Football Subdivision this season in field goals made.
Brindza also equaled the single-game school record with five field goals against USC on Nov. 24 and his 16 points tied for the fourth-most in school history.
Brindza belted a 52-yard field goal against the Trojans. The field goal is tied with David Ruffer (Maryland, 2011) for the second-longest in school history.
As an intern with Notre Dame, he assisted the offensive coaches in a variety of areas including film breakdowns, scouting reports, playbooks and other duties assigned by head coach Brian Kelly and his staff.
Part of an offensive coaching staff that helped the Irish register over 500 yards of offense in five games, equal to the combined number of 500-yard offensive games Notre Dame recorded from 2006-10.
The Irish offense in 2011 scored at least 45 points in three games, the most by a Notre Dame team since 1996.
Part of a staff that helped Eifert become a finalist for the Mackey Award (top collegiate tight end) and Michael Floyd set every career receiving record at Notre Dame.
Prior to Notre Dame, coached defensive backs for five seasons at two schools. He worked with the secondary at Western Kentucky in 2009 and was the defensive backs coach at his alma mater, Kent State, from 2005-08.
Also worked with all four special teams units at both Western Kentucky and Kent State.
At Kent State, helped develop two NFL draft picks in Jack Williams and Usama Young. Williams earned second-team all-Mid-American Conference honors in 2007 and was a fourth round selection by the Denver Broncos in the 2008 NFL Draft. Young received second-team all-MAC accolades in 2006 and was selected in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints.
Under Booker's tutelage, Kent State ranked first or second in the MAC in pass defense efficiency, pass defense and interceptions in 2006.
In 2005, the Golden Flashes allowed only 190.5 passing yards per game to rank 24th in the nation.
Served as a graduate assistant at Kent State in 2004 and was a student assistant in 2003.
Four-year regular at safety and on special teams for Kent State from 1999-2002.
Named to the MAC all-academic team in 2001.
TE Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
2012 Mackey Award Winner
2012 Pro Football Weekly First Team All-American
2012 AP Second Team All-American
2012 Walter Camp Second Team All-American
2012 Sporting News Second Team All-American
2012 Sports Illustrated Second Team All-American