MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -Former NFL assistant Doug Graber was hired as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Ball State on Tuesday.
Graber, a Ball State assistant in 1976-77, later was the head coach at Montana State and Rutgers and an assistant in the NFL with Kansas City, Tampa Bay and the New York Jets. He was an analyst for ESPN and the NFL Network in 2005-07.
Also hired by new Ball State coach Stan Parrish were linebackers coach Deion Melvin, who spent the past two seasons at Bowling Green, and offensive line coach Pat Perles, who spent the past six seasons at North Dakota State.
Perles is the son of former Michigan State coach George Perles and previously was an assistant at Toledo and in the NFL with the Rams.

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