After graduating from Wisconsin this spring, it didn't take long for Pat Muldoon to find post-college work. Tuesday, Florida Atlantic announced head coach Charlie Partridge had hired Muldoon as a graduate assistant. Partridge was Muldoon's defensive line coach at UW from 2009-2012 and had been with the Badgers since 2008.
At Wisconsin, Muldoon was a consensus All-Big Ten honorable mention selection in 2013 and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2010, 2012). A four-year letterwinner with the Badgers, Muldoon left the program with 64 tackles (46 for loss), one forced fumble, two interceptions and five pass deflections in 49 career games (18 starts). He appeared in a full 13 games as both a freshman and senior; for all four seasons, he was a pivotal member of a defense that helped lead the Badgers to a stretch of three Rose Bowls and one Capital One Bowl.
Muldoon also has familiarity with FAU defensive line coach Terrance Jamison, who was Wisconsin's defensive quality control coach in 2011, a graduate assistant in 2012 and also played at UW from 2005-07.
Partridge became FAU's head coach in December and will lead the Owls in their second season as a Conference USA member. FAU went 6-6 last season, its first bowl eligible campaign since 2008-09. Partridge replaced interim head coach Brian Wright, who took over as head coach after Carl Pelini resigned following his admission that he had used illegal drugs. Wright led the Owls to wins in each of its final four games, setting up some positive momentum entering this season.
Before heading to FAU, Partridge spent one year as Bret Bielema's defensive line coach at Arkansas.