It happened just in the nick of time prior to spring practice but Indiana has a full staff after elevating Kasey Teegardin to safeties coach on Friday.
“We are very excited for Kasey to join our staff,” head coach Tom Allen said in a statement. “He earned the confidence and trust of our players as a graduate assistant, and he furthered developed professionally after leading our on-campus recruiting last year. Kasey loves Indiana and our players, and he brings energy, passion and expertise to our program.”
As Allen mentioned, Teegardin is no stranger to the program having been a graduate assistant from 2014-2016 and serving as the director of on-campus recruiting in 2017. He does have on-field coaching experience but not at the FBS level after previously serving as special teams coordinator/linebackers coach at Valparaiso, secondary coach at Northwood University and a one-year stint as defensive coordinator at his alma mater of Charleston back in 2010.
Teegardin replaces Noah Joseph as one of the Hoosiers’ secondary coaches after he left for Rutgers last month. Indiana starts spring practice on Saturday so the promotion is certainly just in time before the team hits the field.