Neil Kazmierczak is in his third season as defensive coordinator at Butler, after spending five seasons as the defensive coordinator at DePauw University. He helped DePauw to a pair of conference titles, and the Tigers' defensive unit ranked first in the conference in fewest points allowed in 2004. Prior to joining the staff at DePauw, Kazmierczak served as linebackers coach at Saint Mary's College (Calif.) for one season (1999) and as defensive coordinator 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 Marshall High School (Calif., 1990-93). Kazmierczak was a three-year varsity football player at Michigan State University. He earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State in 1998, a master's degree from Azusa Pacific in 1995 and a master's degree from Stanford in 1998. He and his wife, Frezewd, are parents of three children, Zach (6), Saron (6) and Caleb (4).
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