Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco is one of five finalists for the Broyles Award, given to the nation's top assistant coach.
The winner will be announced Dec. 4.
Offensive coordinators Mike Bobo (Georgia) and Kliff Kingsbury (Texas A&M) and defensive coordinators Dan Quinn (Florida) and Derek Mason (Stanford) are the other finalists.
Diaco has orchestrated the nation's No. 1 scoring defense in the Irish.