Notre Dame DB coach Todd Lyght reveals social media secret


Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

More and more, recruiting means tweeting.

And to do that, Notre Dame first-year defensive backs coach Todd Lyght employs a little help.

"My son Logan is really good at keeping me in check when it comes to internet and social media outlets," Lyght joked in a story on "I'm on Twitter, but I've never been on Facebook. My son told me that I'm too old for Snapchat and Instagram, so I'm only on Twitter."

Of course, Lyght — a two-time All-American cornerback at Notre Dame from 1987 to 1990 — is more than just a recruiter, or a social media apprentice. First and foremost, he's a coach. And while attending the 62nd annual Notre Dame Club of Kalamazoo Golf Outing at Kalamazoo Country Club on Monday, the national champion and Super Bowl champion detailed the mentality he hopes to instill in South Bend.

"I want to bring toughness and football IQ back to the program," Lyght said. "The thing about University of Notre Dame football players is that we want smart and tough guys and I think we've done a really good job of recruiting the right kind of guys to come into the program and help them develop on and off the field and excel in every aspect of their life."

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ND's first-year defensive backs coach, Todd Lyght, also happens to represent Notre Dame on the latest College Football Hall of Fame ballot. (SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN).
Notre Dame cornerback Todd Lyght intercepts a pass against Pittsburgh in 1989. The Irish defeated the Panthers 45-7 on Oct. 28. (SBT File Photo)
Former Notre Dame cornerback Todd Lyght finished his college career as a captain for the Irish in 1990. He was a consensus All-America pick as a senior. (SBT File Photo)
Former Irish All-America cornerback Todd Lyght certainly lived up to his uniform number as a player. Can he make the same kind of impact as a Notre Dame assistant coach? SBT File Photo.