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March 6, 2013BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson announced Wednesday that William Inge will join IU's staff as co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. Assistant head coach Doug Mallory will serve as defensive coordinator and continue to oversee the safeties.
Inge was the Buffalo Bills assistant defensive line coach in 2012 after two seasons as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at the University of Buffalo. He has 12 years of coaching experience, including stints as the linebackers coach at the University of Cincinnati (2008-09) and San Diego State University (2006-07).
A St. Louis native, Inge lettered four years at the University of Iowa (1993-96). He returned to his alma mater in 1998 and spent three years as the Hawkeyes recruiting coordinator and graduate assistant.
"We are pleased to add someone with William's coaching pedigree to our staff," Wilson said. "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."
Inge is pleased with the chance to return to the Big Ten and work with Wilson's Hoosiers.
"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."
In the summer of 2011, Inge participated in the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship program with the Bills and worked part of the team's training camp. Inge was also one of seven Division I assistant coaches and athletic directors from across the nation invited to take part in the NCAA's 2011 Champion Forum.
During the 2011 season, his tutelage of Khalil Mack led to the linebacker earning Sports Illustrated honorable mention All-America honors.
Inge's 2010 defense finished 32nd nationally in total defense and ranked second in the Mid-American Conference in pass defense. He mentored first team All-MAC defensive backs Davonte Shannon and Domonic Cook. Shannon finished his career with a school-record 461 tackles.
At Cincinnati, Inge helped the Bearcats to back-to-back BIG EAST championships and appearances in the 2009 Orange Bowl and the 2010 Sugar Bowl. His linebackers led the team in tackles in each of his two years.
In 2008, his linebackers held three of the team's top four spots in tackles. Corey Smith signed a free-agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs following the campaign.
Inge coached leading tackler Russell Allen to All-Mountain West Conference honors with San Diego State.
Prior to his stint with the Aztecs, he was the defensive line coach at the University of Colorado in 2005. The Buffaloes claimed the Big 12 North Division title and advanced to the Big 12 championship game.
Inge began his career at Northern Iowa University in 2001. In his four seasons, he was elevated to co-defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator.
He served as a team co-captain his senior season at Iowa where he collected honorable mention All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten accolades. Inge posted 173 tackles, 24 sacks and 37 tackles for loss.
Iowa went 17-7 in his junior and senior years, including wins in the Sun and Alamo Bowls. He capped his collegiate career by playing in the 1997 Hula Bowl.
Inge earned his bachelor's degree in sports, health, leisure, and physical studies (1996) and his master's degree in athletic administration (1999). He and his wife, Rae Ann, have four children, Taelor, Isaiah, Keara and Raya.