Former Purdue assistant coach Mark Tommerdahl is leaving West Lafayette for Lubbock, Texas.
On Friday, Texas Tech officially announced the Tommerdahl was joining Matt Wells’ staff. He reunites with Wells after spending one season with the Boilermakers, serving as the special teams and tight ends coach.
One of the top special teams coordinators in the country is heading to Lubbock.
Please help us welcome our new associate head coach, Mark Tommerdahl!
— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) February 22, 2019
Tommerdahl will be the associated head coach, special teams coordinator and assistant offensive line coach for the Red Raiders in 2019. He previously worked on Wells’ staff at Utah State before heading to Purdue.
Purdue has now lost two assistant coaches this offseason, as Derrick Jackson also departed to become the defensive coordinator at Northern Illinois.
With Tommerdah’s departure, Purdue will be looking for its third special teams coordinator in three years under Jeff Brohm.