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Defensive CoordinatorJeff Mills
Mills brings 30 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level to the HBU staff. He was the head football coach at New Mexico Highlands in 2015 and 2016 and has served as defensive coordinator at New Mexico, Youngstown State, Idaho (twice) and Nevada. Mills has also had stops as an assistant at Washington (twice), Montana State, Drake and Western Washington.
During his first stint as a graduate assistant at Washington, the Huskies won the Pac-10 championship and the Rose Bowl in 1990 and 1991. In that second season, Washington went 12-0 to claim a share of the national championship.
A native of Urbandale, Iowa, Mills played quarterback and outside linebacker at Western Washington, where he earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast communication in 1988. He and his wife, Karmen, have two children, Amanda and Tyler.
Roger Hinshaw, who heavily recruited the Houston area as an assistant at Rice and Lamar, joined the HBU coaching staff as co-defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator on May 1, 2012.
Hinshaw, who works with the defensive front for the Huskies and helped defensive end Josh Jones rank among the top five in the Southland Conference with 5.5 sacks in 2014. He was the defensive coordinator at Lamar in 2010, after one season director of operations at Duke. He served as an assistant coach under Ken Hatfield for 23 years at Air Force (1983), Arkansas (1984-89), Clemson (1990-93) and Rice (1994-2005) with a combined record of 138-101-3, 10 bowl appearances and four conference championships.
While coaching the defensive backs at Rice in 11 of his 12 seasons, Hinshaw saw six players earn all-conference honors seven times. In 1990, the Clemson defense ranked first in the country in total defense and outside linebacker Levon Kirkland was a finalist for the Butkus Award and the following season, the Tigers ranked fourth in total defense and Kirkland earned All-America accolades. During four of his six years at Arkansas, the Razorbacks ranked among the top 20 in total defense.
Hinshaw earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Appalachian State in 1972 and was a graduate assistant for the Mountaineers while earning his Master’s degree in physical education in 1974. He began his coaching career at Watauga High School in Boone, North Carolina, then moved to Georgia were he was an assistant coach at Newton County High School (1975-77) and Newnan High School (1978). Hinshaw moved to Alabama and was the secondary coach for one year, then the defensive coordinator for three years at the University of West Alabama.
Hinshaw and his wife, Lynn, have three daughters, Beth, Lindsey and Jamie, and two sons-in-law, Ryan and Dane. Roger and Lynn also have four grandchildren: Ansley, Caleb, Riley and Reese.
Defensive Line CoachBurl Jordan
Burl Jordan enters his fifth year as an assistant coach at HBU, where his focus in on the defensive line.
During the fall of 2015, three of the Huskies’ defensive linemen – Trae Gardner, Tyler Helaire and Kendrick Johnson – were named to the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. In HBU’s inaugural season in 2014, Jordan helped coach defensive end Josh Jones to a top-five finish in the league in sacks and top-15 finish in tackles for loss, while Chris Pitre and DaMarko Williams made the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
Before joining HBU, Jordan spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Sam Houston State working with the defensive line. In 2011, he helped guide the Bearkats to an 14-1 finish, including an undefeated regular season, a No. 1 ranking, the Southland Conference championship, and a berth in the FCS Championship game. Sam Houston State finished the 2011 season with the top-ranked defense in the Southland, ranked No. 1 nationally in rushing defense, scoring defense and first down defense and No. 2 nationally in total defense, pass efficiency defense and turnover margin. During the 2010 season, the Bearkats’ defense was the top-ranked unit in the Southland and ranked seventh nationally in rushing defense. They also tied the school and Southland record with 12 sacks in a single game.
Prior to Sam Houston State, Jordan was the offensive and defensive line coach at Brazos Christian High School for one season, with his offensive line helping pave the way for a 1,200-yard rusher.
Jordan played defensive tackle at Texas A&M from 2007-2009. The Aggies appeared in the 2007 Valero Alamo Bowl and the 2009 Advocare Independence Bowl during his career.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management with a minor in business from Texas A&M in 2010 and a Master’s degree in education, with an emphasis on curriculum and instruction, from Sam Houston State in 2012.
Jordan and his wife, Megan, were married in May 2015
Brandon North is in his second season as an assistant coach at HBU, working primarily with the secondary.
He spent four seasons at Montana State (2011-14), which included a pair of conference titles in 2011 and 2012. The Bobcats had the top-ranked defensive pass efficiency unit in the nation in 2011. North was awarded a Bill Walsh Minority Internship with the Tennessee Titans in 2013. He was also assistant coach at Stephen F. Austin from 2007-10, helping the Lumberjacks to back-to-back Southland Conference championships in 2009 and 2010.
A native of Missouri City, Texas, North was an All-Fort Bend County standout at Elkins High School. He went on to play collegiately at Stephen F. Austin from 1996-2000, helping lead the Lumberjacks to the 1999 Southland Conference title. North received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from SFA in 2003 and a Master of education degree in 2009.
North is married to his wife, Crystal.