Mike Leach Hires Montana's Mike Breske As Defensive Coordinator, According To Report

Mike Leach has hired Montana defensive coordinator Mike Breske to take over the same position on his Washington St. Cougars staff, according to the The Spokesman-Review.

Adding credence to the report is the fact that Breske was present Sunday at a team meeting between players and the coaching staff.

Leach has said no formal announcement will be made about his coaching staff until after the American Football Coaches Association conference, which ends Wednesday.

Breske was in the midst of his second stint with Montana. Breske’s defense also helped Montana to the 2001 Division 1-AA national championship during his first stint. He left the for a brief stint at North Dakota State and six years as DC at Wyoming. He rejoined Montana in 201 and the school finished that season ranked 10th in the Football Championship Subdivision in total defense at 289.8 yards per game.

He would join former Nevada Wolf Pack and UCLA Bruins assistant Jim Mastro, and East Carolina Pirates special teams coordinator and running backs coach Clay McGuire as key members of Leach's staff.

For more on Leach and his new Wazzu staff, visit Washington State blog Coug Center and SB Nation Seattle.

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