Landry named UW-Whitewater football assistant

College Football

WHITEWATER, Wis. — Jake Landry has been selected as an assistant coach on offense for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team

Landry, the son of 1971 Florence High School graduate Bill Landry, will start his new role immediately on an interim basis. He is expected to be the Warhawks’ offensive coordinator.

“We’re excited about Jake leading our offense starting this spring,” said Whitewater head coach Kevin Bullis said. “He is a great teacher in terms of schematics and techniques and has had very good success in the WIAC. He has a great system and he knows it very well.”

Landry helped rewrite the offensive record book at UW-La Crosse, where he most recently served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for two seasons. He helped the Eagles set three single season records in 2016 and finish with an 8-2 record in 2017 thanks to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s No. 1 passing offense.

“The tradition here and the tradition of success within the last 10 years is unbelievable, and I think that’s what drew me to this position,” Landry said. “It’s really intriguing how invested everyone is around here. You look at the amount of people who attend games and tailgate. The atmosphere on game day is fantastic, and I am fired up to be a part of it.

 “The community and the athletic department are really invested in football, and that will be cool to experience come fall.”

Prior to UW-La Crosse, Landry served as an assistant coach at Division I Northern Illinois University (2013-15) and the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Landry was a two-year starting quarterback at the University of North Dakota.

He is the grandson of the late Robert and Claire Landry. Florence High School’s football field is named after Robert Landry.