Joe Tresey is Bulls New Defensive Coordinator
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Posted Mar 3, 2009


After an exhaustingly long process, USF has finally found their guy. Cincinnati’s Joe Tresey, who had a second interview with Coach Jim Leavitt today, has accepted an offer and will become the Bulls' new defensive coordinator.

Im what semed like an exhaustingly long process, USF has finally gotten their guy. Cincinnati’s Joe Tresey, who had a second interview with Coach Jim Leavitt today, has accepted an offer and will become the Bulls' new defensive coordinator.

A 14-year college coaching veteran, Tresey will take over for Wally Burnham who left to take the same position at Iowa State,. It is unknown if he will coach the secondary or the linebackers at this time, but Tresey brings a wealth of Big East experience, and could be a big step in obtaining what the Bulls strive for, a conference title.

With Tresey heading the defense in 2008, Cincinnati finished with a 25th ranked scoring defense, 31st in total defense and won the Big East championship. In 2007 Tresey pioneered a Cincinnati defense that tied the Bulls to lead the nation in turnovers with (42) and interceptions (26). He also had two defenders earned all-America honors and two others were selected in the 2008 NFL Draft.

Under Tresey, the Bearcats have beaten the Bulls twice over the last two seasons, and in those two games Matt Grothe threw seven interceptions with one touchdown, and the Cincinnati defense forced four fumbles.

Prior to coming to Cincinnati Tresey joined Brian Kelly at Central Michigan and implemented a defense that forced 29 turnovers and 31 sacks and won the MAC conference in 2006.

In 2004, Tresey was defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Georgia Southern and the Eagle’s defense ranked fourth nationally in total defense. Tresey also coached the defensive backs and the defense at Akron (2002-03), coached the defensive secondary at Virginia Military Institute (1999- 2001) and began college coaching as the defensive coordinator at Otterbein (1995).

Tresey is a 1982 graduate of Ohio State with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. He earned his master's of education in sports science from Ashland University in 1997 Joe Tresey

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