David Braun

David Braun enters his first season with the UNI football program as the defensive line coach.

Braun comes to UNI after spending three years at UC Davis as the defensive line coach. He was integral in inserting a new structure to the Aggie defensive line that promoted two Big Sky All-Conference selections in 2016. Braun coached the line to rank second in the Big Sky in tackles for loss and second in sacks per pass attempt after ranking 13th and 12th before he joined the UC Davis staff. At UC Davis, Braun was also responsible for run game breakdown and coaching specific units on special teams.

Prior to his stint with the Aggies, Braun was the co-defensive coordinator at his alma mater, Winona State from 2011-2015. During his time at Winona State, he coached 10 NSIC All-Conference selections and 14 NSIC All-Academic honorees along with a conference Defensive Player of the Year award winner. While working with the Warriors, he coached Winona State to top-four rankings in defense in the NSIC and top-35 rankings in defensive statistics in Division II football, including first in the conference in sacks, pass defense and first down defense in 2012.

Braun wrapped up his graduate assistant position at his alma mater in 2010 and spent a season as the defensive coordinator at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo.

Braun received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Winona State.  He received his B.S. in secondary education from Winona State in 2008 and is working on his master's in sports management. 

Born: November 3, 1973. Family: Jennings and his wife, Belinda, have two children: son Kirby and daughter Kenzie.