New Ball St. coach hires Daoust as defensive coordinator

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) New Ball State coach Mike Neu hired former Syracuse assistant Tim Daoust as defensive coordinator and former Indianapolis Colts player Kyle DeVan as offensive line coach Monday.

Daoust had worked previously at three other Mid-American Conference schools and most recently was the assistant head coach, special teams coordinator and defensive line coach at Syracuse. DeVan and Neu spent last season on the New Orleans Saints' staff. DeVan was Indy's starting right guard in the Super Bowl following the 2009 season.

Neu also named Johnny Curtis the linebackers coach, Byron Ellis the director of football administration and Ben Armer the director of strength and conditioning.

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