Indiana has found a replacement for Mike Ekeler two weeks after his departure for USC. In a Wednesday release, the school announced the addition of William Inge (yes, the playwright) as the team’s new linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator.
Inge comes to Indiana after a brief stint with the Buffalo Bills as the assistant defensive line coach. He previously coached at the University of Buffalo, San Diego State, Cincinnati and Iowa.
“We are pleased to add someone with William’s coaching pedigree to our staff,” Hoosiers coach Kevin Wilson said in a statement. “William has worked with some of the top coaches in our industry – Chan Gailey, Dave Wannstedt, Brian Kelly, Jeff Quinn and Chuck Long – at the collegiate level and in the NFL, where our players aspire to one day play. He is a Midwest guy with Big Ten ties and there is no doubt he is the right fit for our staff. William stood out in what was a deep and qualified pool of candidates. We are happy to welcome William, his wife, Rae Ann, and their children to Indiana.”
The release also said that Doug Mallory will continue to serve as safeties coach in addition to his defensive coordinator duties. Inge’s hire completes Wilson’s coaching staff.
“I am really looking forward to this opportunity,” Inge said. “Coach Wilson has proven he builds, shapes and molds young men into not only great football players, but great adults. It is clear with his leadership and guidance this program is headed in the right direction. I am excited to help build a great defense and continue the upward trend.”