Associated Press, Published January 12 2011
NDSU defensive backs coach Brian Ward takes job as coordinator at DrakeSaying he wanted to be a coordinator again, North Dakota State defensive backs coach Brian Ward is leaving the Bison for Drake University (Iowa).
Ward said he accepted the defensive coordinator position for the Bulldogs, who are a non-scholarship program in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision.
“I know for some people it may seem like an odd move,” Ward said. “In this profession, I wanted more of a leadership role. It had nothing to do with NDSU. They have the best athletic director and the best head coach a guy could work for.”