February 9, 1999
STANFORD, Calif. - Denny Schuler today was named the defensive backfield coach at Stanford University, head coach Tyrone Willingham announced.
Schuler, 53, brings with him more than 25 years of experience coaching on the collegiate level, including 23 seasons as an offensive or defensive coordinator. He comes to Stanford from Northern Iowa, where he served as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach in 1998.
"Denny is a very experienced coach who has tremendous knowledge of the Pac-10 Conference," said Willingham. "He is a quality football coach - one that we are very excited about joining our program."
Schuler has coached at four previous Pac-10 schools for a total of 14 years, 13 of which as a coordinator. He has coached at Oregon, Cal, Oregon State and Washington.
"To be a part of the great tradition at Stanford University is very exciting for me," said Schuler, a 1969 graduate of Oregon. "I am anxious to begin the process of making the Stanford defense one of the best in the Pac-10."
Throughout his career, Schuler has been an offensive coordinator for eight years and a defensive coordinator for 15. He was the defensive coordinator at Utah State for five years (1978-82), at Cal for two seasons (1983-84), at Oregon for seven seasons (1986-92), and last season at Northern Iowa. While at Oregon, Schuler's defenses ranked among the top four in the Pac-10 in all but one season from 1987-92. He helped the Ducks earn a first-ever three bowl trips in four years.
Schuler held the offensive coordinator position at Oregon State in 1996, at Cal for three years in his second stint in Berkeley from 1993-95, at Utah State in 1976-77 and at Weber State in 1973 and '74.