Oregon Assistant Coach Eric Chinander To Be Named Next UCF Defensive Coordinator
By Brandon Helwig, UCFSports.com // January 5, 2016
(UCFSports.com) – Scott Frost appears to have his defensive coordinator.
Oregon outside linebackers coach Erik Chinander is headed to Orlando to lead UCF’s defense, according to a report from FootballScoop.com.
The report coincided with an Oregon press release announcing Chinander’s departure from the staff to “become the defensive coordinator at another FBS institution.”
“I want to thank Coach Chinander for his hard work these past two seasons,” Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich said in a press release.
“This is a natural progression for him as he’s an outstanding young coach.”
Chinander, a former Iowa walk-on offensive lineman, just finished his second season in Eugene and had already developed a reputation as the Ducks’ strongest recruiter.