Former Notre Dame punter Joey Hildbold is in his second year as a graduate assistant coach for the Washington football team.
A 2003 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Hildbold works primarily with Washington's defensive coaches, preparing game plans and coordinating the team's defensive coaching efforts.
Hildbold established himself as one of the finest punters in Notre Dame history during his four-year collegiate career, including one season under current Washington head coach Tyrone Willingham. The Centreville, Va., native set Notre Dame's single-season punting record with 78 in 2002, and finished his career ranked sixth in Notre Dame history with a 40.3 yards-per-punt average. Hildbold twice earned preseason All-America honors from Street and Smith's, and was a two-time semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award, given to the nation's top collegiate punter.