FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The new coach of the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars is a familiar name to many football fans in North Dakota.

Gus Bradley spent 10 seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater, North Dakota State, from 1996-2005. He was the assistant head coach his last six seasons there. He also served as defensive coordinator for many years.

Bradley was a free safety and punter for NDSU from 1984-88 and a valuable member of the 1988 NCAA Division II national championship team. The Bison have since moved to the Division I Football Championship Subdivision, where they are two-time defending national champions.

Bradley was hired as the new head coach of the Jaguars on Thursday. He had been the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks.