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A former linebacker at the University of Kansas, Northern Illinois linebackers coach Kevin Kane has added responsibilities as the Huskies' special teams coordinator in 2013, his third season on the NIU staff.
In 2012, Kane returned to the defensive side of the ball to coach the Northern Illinois linebackers in 2012 after working with the Huskies' tight ends and fullbacks in 2011. NIU surrendered less than 20 points per game in 2012 en route to its second consecutive Mid-American Conference title and history-making BCS bowl. Linebackers Tyrone Clark and jamaal Bass ranked second and third, respectively, on the Huskie team in tackles
In his first season at NIU, Kane mentored a group of young tight ends and a veteran corps of fullbacks who were part of an explosive offensive attack for the Huskies. NIU averaged 476 yards of total offense and 38.3 points a game en route to its first Mid-American Conference championship in 28 years.
Kane came to NIU after working on the football staff at the University of Wisconsin from 2008-10 where he was a graduate assistant for the 2008 and 2009 seasons before serving as the Quality Control Assistant for the UW defense in 2010. He earned a masters degree in education from Wisconsin in 2010.
Prior to going to Wisconsin, the Kansas City, Mo. native was a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater for two seasons; he was part of the KU coaching staff that led the Jayhawks to the 2008 Orange Bowl Championship. Kane earned a bachelor of general studies in communication studies from KU in 2006.
As a KU linebacker, Kane earned honorable mention All-Big 12 accolades from the Associated Press following both his junior and senior seasons and was a three-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree. He won KU's Nolan Cromwell Award for Leadership following his junior year and served as a team captain as a senior. He also won a state championship as a high school junior at Rockhurst High School in Missouri.
Kane and his wife, Theresa, have an infant son, Jack.
The Kane Family
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