Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Greg Bower has been named the new special teams coordinator and defensive secondary coach at the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD), it was announced on Monday. Bower comes to UMD after serving the past five years as defensive coordinator at UW-River Falls, replacing the departing Tyler Yelk for the Bulldogs. The Falcons defense in 2012 racked up 80 tackles for a loss, 30 sacks, 30 pass breakups, 14 interceptions, and 12 fumble recoveries --- all highs during Bower's five-year tenure. Before UW-River Falls, Bower spent eight seasons coaching at Northern Illinois University. He was in charge of the tight ends from 2004-07 and the defensive tackles from 2002-03, that after spending two seasons in a graduate assistant role. Bower got his start in coaching at Loras University, where he served as the defensive coordinator in the last four of his seven seasons. Posted by Zach Schneider Bio - Facebook - Twitter - E-Mail