Stout Coaches Get Contract Extension

UW-Stout head football coach Duey Naatz, along with assistant football coaches Sean Hoolihan, Clayt Birmingham and Dan McCarty, were granted two year contract extensions, University officials said.

Naatz was an assistant at Stout for 17 years before assuming the head coaching responsibilities in January. He has been the assistant head coach, offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and defensive backs coach. In addition, Naatz, who came to Stout in 1990, has been the athletic department's strength and conditioning coordinator and facilities coordinator, in addition to teaching in the physical education department.

Naatz elevated quarterback coach Hoolihan to offensive coordinator and added Birmingham as defensive coordinator and McCarty as offensive line coach.

Hoolihan, a Spring Valley native, was the quarterbacks coach for the past two seasons, following a successful football career in the WIAC with UW-Eau Claire.

Birmingham and McCarty both hail from the Door County area, but arrived at Stout through different routes.

Birmingham, who was an assistant coach for the USA national team this summer and played collegiately at UW-Stevens Point, has coached at the Division I, II, and III levels and most recently was at Division II Emporia State in Kansas.

McCarty, following a football career at UW-Eau Claire, played and coached professional teams in both Europe and the United States. Most recently, McCarty coached in the Sturgeon Bay school district.