Rutgers is adding a little more local flavor to its coaching staff for the 2020 season. This time, Greg Schiano reached into the high school ranks to find a new assistant coach.

Tuesday, Rutgers announced the hiring of Augie Hoffmann as a defensive assistant coach. Hoffman had previously been the head coach of St. Joseph Region High School, a powerhouse in the state of New Jersey in football. He had spent the last six seasons leading the program.

“Augie is one of the most respected coaches in New Jersey,” Schiano said in a statement. “As a leader of one of the top programs in the state, he has a proven track record of developing elite talent both on and off the field. Augie is a tireless worker and his reputation among the players and coaches in our state speaks for itself. We look forward to welcoming Augie and his family to Rutgers.”

In six seasons as the head coach at St. Joseph Regional, Hoffman had a 50-19 record and guided the program to four state championship appearances. He also won to state titles during his time.

Hoffman is a graduate of Boston College and has spent all of his coaching career at the high school level. This will be his first opportunity at a Division I program.