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    Noah Joseph  
    Noah Joseph

    Position:
    S/Defensive Recruiting Coordinator


    • Noah Joseph joined the Indiana coaching staff as safeties coach and defensive recruiting coordinator on Feb. 20, 2014.

    • Safeties coach and recruiting coordinator in 2012 and 2013 at the University of North Texas.

    • North Texas went 9-4 in 2013 with a victory in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. The Mean Green's nine wins tied for the second-most in program history.

    • Coached 2013 All-Conference USA selections Marcus Trice and Lairamie Lee. The safeties had a hand in 15 turnovers, including eight interceptions, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

    • Trice, a first team honoree who signed an undrafted free agent contract with the Chicago Bears, led UNT with five INTs (T-18th nationally), nine pass breakups and three blocked kicks (T-2nd nationally).

    • He also finished second on the team with 90 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

    • Lee picked off three passes, returned one for a touchdown, forced two fumbles and made two recoveries, and posted 74 stops with four TFLs.

    • The Mean Green finished fourth nationally in turnovers forced (34), eighth in scoring defense (17.8), 15th in rush defense (120.5) and 17th in total defense (348.3).

    • In 2012, Lee (72) and Trice (63) finished as the Mean Green's fourth and fifth leading tacklers. Trice paced the team with two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in addition to a pair of interceptions.

    • Prior to his stint with North Texas, Joseph served as the co-defensive coordinator (2011), secondary coach and recruiting coordinator at Montana State.

    • In 2011, the Bobcats secondary was first in the Big Sky Conference in pass efficiency defense (18th nationally) and pass defense (22nd nationally).

    • Montana State finished 27th in the country in total defense and recorded 44 sacks, which led the league and ranked seventh in the nation.

    • Helped transition all-conference safety Kevin Retoriano to cornerback during fall camp in 2009, then guided him to a second straight all-conference season. He also assisted Arnold Briggs make a similar move and earn a spot on the All-Big Sky second team.

    • In each of his five seasons at Montana State, Joseph mentored a first or second team all-league defensive back.

    • Coached at Eastern Illinois University from 2003-06 and produced one of the top pass efficiency defenses in the nation in 2005. He also worked as a graduate assistant at Drake University (2000), Eastern Kentucky University (2001) and Iowa State University (2002).

    • A former player at Drake, Joseph earned Academic All-Pioneer Football League honors and was captain of the 1998 team. Joseph holds the school record for the longest interception return (100 yards) at Wayne (Neb.) State in 1997.

    • Joseph received his degree from Drake in 1999 and a master's degree from Iowa State in 2003.

    • Noah and his wife, Lyla, have two girls, Lily (7) and Chloe (5).


       

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