NIU rallied for a 30-27 victory over Iowa Saturday.
After spending the 2012 season working in the football equipment room at Northern Illinois University, Jake Van Groll joins the football coaching staff as a defensive graduate assistant. Van Groll will be working with the Huskie defensive line and assist the defensive coaching staff with scouting and game planning each week.
A native of Maribel, Wis., Van Groll earned his degree in exercise science from Ripon College in 2012. He brings three years coaching experience to NIU, after spending three seasons working as a student assistant coaching the defensive line for the Red Hawks. Van Groll is pursuing his master's degree in adult and higher education.