Longtime KU assistant Clint Bowen leaves for North Texas

Courtesy of North Texas

(WIBW) - Les Miles has a lost a longtime KU assistant to another program.

North Texas announced on Thursday that it's named Clint Bowen its new defensive coordinator. Bowen was the Jayhawks' safeties coach under Les Miles who goes back to the Mean Green after serving as the program's defensive coordinator in 2011.

"First, I would like to thank Seth Littrell and Wren Baker for the opportunity to return to UNT," Bowen said in a release. "It had to be the perfect situation for me to leave KU and that is exactly what UNT offers. Coach Littrell is so well respected in the coaching profession and has established a foundation and culture at UNT that puts the program in position for tremendous success. I am excited to be a part of the future of Mean Green football."

Before Miles came to KU, Bowen had been the Kansas defensive coordinator under former head coaches David Beaty, Charlies Weis and Mark Mangino. He served in a wide variety of roles over two separate stints with the program from 1998-2009 and 2012-2019.

"Coach Bowen is a huge addition for us and we are happy to have the opportunity to bring such an experienced defensive coach back to Denton," North Texas head coach Seth Littrell said. "He has been successful throughout his career, and is someone I respect greatly. I can't wait to bring him into our family and culture and give him the opportunity to leave a great mark on our program."