In 2004 he was the special teams and linebackers coach at Western Michigan. The Broncos finished in the top three in the Mid-American Conference in punting, punt returns, and kickoff returns that year.
From 2001-03, he was an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan, where he moved from coaching the running backs to coaching linebackers to coaching the secondary.
Twice an All-Big Ten selection at the University of Iowa under Hall of Fame coach Hayden Fry, Diaco was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker in 1995. A 1995 graduate of the University of Iowa, he led the Hawkeyes in tackles in both 1994 and 1995 and finished his career as the seventh-leading tackler in Iowa history.
Diaco served as a graduate assistant at Iowa for two seasons in 1996 and 1997 and helped the Hawkeyes to the Alamo and Sun bowl games. His first full-time position was at Western Illinois where he was the running backs and special teams coordinator in 1999 and 2000. The Leathernecks won the Gateway Conference crown in 2000.
Diaco is a native of Cedar Grove, N.J.
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Jeff White -- Cavalier Football Notebook: Duke Week
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