Defensive Coordinator Joe Tresey Will Not Return For 2009 Season

Feb. 9, 2009

CINCINNATI - University of Cincinnati defensive coordinator Joe Tresey will not return for the 2009 season, head coach Brian Kelly announced Monday.

"Joe was an integral part of our BIG EAST Championship in 2008, but we differ philosophically over where we want to go defensively in the future," Kelly said.

Cincinnati finished 31st in the nation in total defense (321.9 yards a game), 19th in run defense (115) and led the Big East in sacks (2.86).

Prior to joining the UC staff, Tresey coached at coached at Central Michigan, Georgia Southern, Akron, VMI, and Otterbein. Before joining the collegiate ranks, Tresey was a high school coach for 10 years at several schools in Ohio.