(8-20-17) After today’s inter-squad scrimmage at Notre Dame, Irish Head Coach Brian Kelly announced that St. Marys, Ohio native Mike Elston has been promoted as the new associate head coach, Elston has been the recruiting coordinator/defensive line coach for Notre Dame,  Brian Polian will replace Elston as recruiting coordinator.

Mike Elston
Mike Elston

Elston has had a long career in coaching since his playing career ended as a linebacker at Michigan. His resume as a coach includes stops at Michigan and Eastern Michigan and he was with Kelly at both Central Michigan and Cincinnati before his move to Notre Dame.

Elston, a Roughrider running back, was a key in leading St. Marys to the 1992 State Championship.

Interview with Elston last week – You Tube Video by WatchND (August 16, 2017)


Daelin Hayes on the impact of Mike Elston- Irish Illustrated You Tube Video (August 12, 2017)

Mike Elston has high expectations for Notre Dame defensive line – Irish Illustrated You Tube Video (August 16, 2017)