Joseph Palcic, a 1998 graduate of Miami University, returns for his second year with the RedHawks.. Palcic will serve as the team’s co-special team’s coordinator and coach the safeties in 2014.
On his first year with Miami, Palcic helped coach Kent kern into one of the best middle linebackers in the Mid-American Conference. Kern finished the 2014 campaign with 69 tackles and 8.0 tackles for loss.
Palcic spent the 2013 season with Alabama as a defensive analyst.
Prior to joining the Crimson Tide, Palcic was the defensive backs coach at Ashland University for one season, helping the Eagles to a perfect 11-0 regular season and was part of a defensive unit that led the GLIAC in scoring and total defense.
Palcic spent six seasons as the co-defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach at Indiana University from 2005-10, helping the Hoosiers advance to their first bowl game in 13 years (2006 Insight Bowl) and coached under former RedHawk head coach Terry Hoeppner. Palcic’s defense led the Big Ten in sacks (47), turnovers (31) and interceptions (19) in 2007.
In his time with the Hoosiers he would also mentor two former National Football League draft picks: Tracey Porter (2008, second round) and Ray Fisher (2010, seventh round). Porter would intercept Peyton Manning in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIV, securing a victory for the New Orleans Saints.
Prior to his time with Indiana, he coached at his alma mater from 1999-2004. He began his Miami coaching career as the linebackers/special teams coach in 1999. That season Dustin Cohen was named the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Palcic coached defensive backs and special teams from 2000-03 and was named the defensive coordinator in 2004. The 2003 RedHawks won the MAC Championship and finished the season 10th in the AP poll.
Palcic began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Eastern Michigan in 1998.
Palcic was an outside linebacker at Miami from 1994-97, completing his degree in sociology.
Palcic and his wife, Courtney (Miami grad), have one son, Nicholas and a daughter, Gabielle.
2014 - Miami University, Linebackers
2013 – Alabama, Defensive Analyst
2012 – Ashland, Defensive Backs
2005-10 – Indiana, Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks
2004 – Miami, Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
2000-03 – Miami, Defensive Backs/Special Teams
1999 – Miami, Linebackers/Special Teams
1998 – Eastern Michigan, Graduate Assistant