Matt LaFleur, who worked as the Washington Redskins’ quarterbacks coach for four seasons under coach Mike Shanahan, has been hired as Notre Dame’s new quarterbacks coach, according to a person with knowledge of his hiring.
LaFleur was among several Redskins assistant coaches fired with Shanahan on Dec. 30 and is the first to get a new job. He’ll be reunited with Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly, with whom he worked during the 2004 and 2005 seasons at Central Michigan.
The Redskins have rounded out most of their staff under new coach Jay Gruden, who was hired on Jan. 9, but have not officially named a quarterbacks coach. Most of that responsibility is expected to fall on Sean McVay, who was promoted from tight ends coach under Shanahan to offensive coordinator.
Notre Dame’s coaching staff has gone through similar upheaval this offseason, with offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Chuck Martin leaving to coach Miami (Ohio) and defensive coordinator Bob Diaco taking over as UConn’s coach.
LaFleur’s hiring was first reported Thursday by UHND.com, a web site that covers Notre Dame football.