Wolf Pack has won four of last five against Bulldogs
Prior to coming to Nevada, DeRuyter spent three years at Ohio University, serving as defensive coordinator and secondary coach. He helped produce the 25th-ranked defense in the NCAA and the No. 2 defense in the Mid-American Conference in 2004. Prior to his stint in Athens, Ohio, he worked for three years at the U.S. Naval Academy. He also worked at the U.S. Air Force Academy for four years as a full-time, military coach and served there one year as a graduate assistant. He also worked at Ohio University from 1995-98 as defensive coordinator.
All told, DeRuyter has 16 years of coaching experience, all at the NCAA Division I-A level, and has coached in five bowl games. He has experience with both 4-3 and 3-4 defensive schemes and in pressure, attack-style philosophies. DeRuyter's defenses have traditionally been ranked among the national leaders during his 15-year coaching career at three different I-A schools.