Notre Dame O-line coach Harry Hiestand announces retirement

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Harry Hiestand, Notre Dame Football's offensive line coach, has announced his retirement from coaching.

Hiestand is a 40-year collegiate coaching veteran who returned for his second stint with the Irish in 2022 after previously working the sidelines between 2010 and 2017.

Under Hiestand's guidance, the 2022 Notre Dame Football team rushed for over 200 yards six times and finished 35th in the country in rushing yards per game. Additionally, the Irish protected the quarterback well, surrendering just 1.62 sacks per game.

During Hiestand's first stint with Notre Dame, he helped develop six offensive linemen who would go on to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft.

Hiestand cited family as the primary reason behind his retirement.

“It is important to me to spend time with my family, as I have two kids competing in college athletics, one for his last season, and I have decided it is time for me to be a part of that. I am thankful for the opportunity Father Jenkins, Jack Swarbrick and especially Coach Freeman gave me to return for a seventh season coaching the offensive line at Notre Dame." Said Hiestand.

Hiestand's full statement on his retirement and his list of accomplishments is included below. 

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