Neil Kazmierczak is in his third season as defensive coordinatorat Butler, after spending five seasons as the defensive coordinatorat DePauw University. He helped DePauw to a pair of conferencetitles, and the Tigers' defensive unit ranked first in theconference in fewest points allowed in 2004. Prior to joining thestaff at DePauw, Kazmierczak served as linebackers coach at SaintMary's College (Calif.) for one season (1999) and as defensivecoordinator for Ritsumeikan University in Japan for one season(1998). He also had coaching stints at Stanford University(1995-98), Oxnard, Calif., High School (1993-95) and John MarshallHigh School (Calif., 1990-93). Kazmierczak was a three-year varsityfootball player at Michigan State University. He earned abachelor's degree from Michigan State in 1998, a master's degreefrom Azusa Pacific in 1995 and a master's degree from Stanford in1998. He and his wife, Frezewd, are parents of three children, Zach(6), Saron (6) and Caleb (4).
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