David Kotulski

One of Derek Mason’s defense buddies during two seasons at Stanford, Kotulski was invited to lead the Commodores’ defense in 2014 when Mason took over as head coach. At Stanford, Kotulski directed one of the nation’s top linebacker units and helped a defense rank amongst the nation’s best in sacks, scoring and total defense back-to-back seasons.

Prior to Stanford, Kotulski spent six years at Lehigh where he led drastic improvement on the defensive side of the football. Kotulski has now held the title of defensive coordinator at seven different programs since his coaching career began at Utah in 1978 as the Utes’ defensive line guru.

Coaching History Team Years
Defensive Coordinator Vanderbilt Commodores 2014-Present
Inside Linebackers Coach Stanford Cardinal 2012-2013
Defensive Coordinator Leigh Mountain Hawks 2006-2011
Defensive Coordinator Holy Cross Crusaders 2005
Defensive Coordinator Utah State Aggies 2003-2004
Interim Head Coach Bucknell Bison 2002
Defensive Coordinator Bucknell Bison 1995-2001
Defensive Coordinator St. Mary’s Gaels 1990-1994
Linebackers Coach Utah Utes 1982-1989
Defensive Line Coach Utah Utes 1978-1981

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