MU selects Breitbach as new football coach
Greg Breitbach, the offensive coordinator at the University of North Dakota for the past five seasons, has been named as Millersville University's 21st head football coach.
North Dakota plays in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, formerly Division I-AA. Breitbach replaces Greg Colby, who resigned after last season to become the defensive line coach at the University of Illinois. Colby's MU teams were 11-44 in five seasons.
Breitbach will be introduced at a news conference at 9 this morning in the Student Memorial Center Atrium.
"We are thrilled to have Coach Breitbach and his family join the Millersville University community," Dr. Aminta Breaux, vice president of student affairs at Millersville, said in a press release. "We look forward to his leadership and moving our football program forward. And, we're delighted that he is here in time for spring ball."
Breitbach, who has coached at four collegiate levels, helped North Dakota transition from a Division II powerhouse into a Division I conference champion.
In 2011, North Dakota averaged more than 300 yards of total offense per game as it captured a share of the Great West Conference title with an 8-3 record. It was the first Division I conference championship in school history.
"I'm honored to become part of the Millersville University family," Breitbach said in the press release. "I'm thankful for the faith shown in me by President Jon Anderson, Dr. Aminta Breaux, the selection committee, the coaches and the players who have chosen me to lead the Millersville University football program. With the alumni and the community, we will all build this program together. I'm excited to get started."
As North Dakota moved into the Big Sky Conference last season, Breitbach's offense averaged 33.5 points and 430.5 yards of offense per game.
His offense set school and Big Sky Conference records for yards passing in a game, as well as two school records for single-game total offense. The unit finished in the top 20 nationally in scoring offense, passing offense and passing efficiency.
In five seasons as the offensive coordinator, Breitbach's six starting quarterbacks combined to throw for 94 touchdowns compared to just 45 interceptions.
Seven of Breitbach's players landed first team all-conference honors since making the leap to Division I FCS in 2008.