A former Indiana offensive lineman and graduate assistant is heading to North Dakota for a new job.

Friday morning, Minot State University announced that Danny Friend has been named the program’s offensive line coach. Minot State is a Division II program located in North Dakota.

“I am really excited to be adding Danny to our staff. He has been a part of a program that has a great culture and has improved drastically during his time at Indiana University,” said head coach Mike Aldrich. “He will bring a lot of energy and love to our offensive line and to our team as a whole. He played and coached at the NCAA Division I level and he is a great addition to our staff. Friend will help us continue to build and maintain a culture of accountability, passion and grit within our program.”

Friends was a member of Indiana’s football team as a player from 2013-17. He started out as a tight end before making the switch to offensive line before his final year in Bloomington. He played for Kevin Wilson and Tom Allen, playing in 38 career games.

Since his playing days came to an end, Friend has been a member of IU’s staff as a graduate assistant. He’s been with the Hoosiers in that role since 2018.