Notre Dame elevated wide receiver coach and passing game coordinator Mike Denbrock to offensive coordinator on Thursday.

A member of the Fighting Irish staff since 2010, Denbrock steps into the role vacated by Chuck Martin, who left to become the head coach at Miami (Ohio) University.

Denbrock was the interim offensive coordinator for Notre Dame's 29-16 Pinstripe Bowl victory over Rutgers in December after Martin accepted the Miami job. The Fighting Irish piled up 484 total yards and ran a season-high 90 plays against the Scarlet Knights.

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly and Denbrock starting working together in 1987 when Denbrock was a graduate assistant and Kelly the defensive backs coach at Division II Grand Valley State. Denbrock left his alma mater but returned to Grand Valley in 1992 after Kelly became head coach and worked on his staff through the 1998 season.

Denbrock served one stint at Notre Dame from 2002 to 2004 as offensive tackles and tight ends coach. He returned to South Bend in 2010 when Kelly was named the Irish coach. Other stops include Indiana State, Stanford, Washington, Illinois State, Michigan State and the Arena Football League's Buffalo Destroyers.

Notre Dame lost both of its top assistants after last season. Defensive coordinator Bob Diaco accepted the head coaching job at Connecticut and was replaced on the Irish staff by Brian VanGorder.