Washburn hires defensive position coach

Rob Burkett

Washburn has made a hire to replace to fill the open position on the coaching staff.

Last December, former defensive coordinator Chris Brown left Washburn to pursue the head coaching position at Fort Hays State University. Since Brown’s departure, Washburn head coach Craig Schurig has been looking for a replacement.

Enter Brock Luke formerly a coach on the Northwood University staff who started in 2007 for the Timberwolves and is now leaving to join Washburn. Luke comes from a staff in which he coached the defensive line that racked up 18 sacks for 149 yards this past season.

Prior to his serving on the NU staff, Luke was previously a member of the Washburn football staff as a graduate assistant from 2006 until his departure in 2007.

Luke is a graduate of Clarion University where he played middle linebacker as a three-year starter.