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Eric Baumgartner

Defensive Quality Control
Eric Baumgartner is in his first season as defensive quality control coach at Old Dominion.

Baumgartner was on the ODU staff in 2021 as a defensive analyst helping breakdown opponents and charting the opposing offense on gameday.

Baumgartner joined ODU after a year at Northwestern-Saint Paul as the offensive coordinator and running backs coach. He began his coaching career at Northwestern-Saint Paul in 2012 coaching the offensive line and tight ends, and was promoted to inside linebackers the following year.

Prior to that, he spent a year as the defensive quality control coach at Iowa State.

Baumgartner spent five years at Malone University (Ohio), helping coach the linebackers, defensive line, and he was promoted to assistant head coach for his final two seasons with the Pioneers.

Baumgartner played four years at Northwestern-Saint Paul at tight/h-back and was a two-year starter and captain as a senior.