Post-Practice: RB Coach Deland McCullough (Aug. 8, 2014)
Deland McCullough - Spring Practice 4/8/14
During his tenure, the Hoosiers have broken 19 school rushing records.
IU set a program single-season record with 3,163 rushing yards and averaged 263.6 rushing yards per game (ninth nationally, third in the Big Ten) in 2014.
Indiana gained 200 yards 10 times (tied for ninth nationally, third in the Big Ten), averaged 5.9 yards per carry (eighth, second) and scored 29 times on the ground (T-33rd, sixth).
Tevin Coleman became the 18th player in FBS history to rush for 2,000 yards (2,036), which set a school record, is 15th on the FBS all-time list and sixth in Big Ten history.
Coleman was Indiana's third unanimous and consensus All-American, finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy voting, was a finalist for the Doak Walker Award and earned an invitation to the 2015 NFL Combine.
The Tinley Park, Ill., native finished second nationally in rushing yards (2,036), rushing yards per game (169.7), all-purpose yards per game (181.4) and yards from scrimmage per game (181.4), third in yards from scrimmage (2,177), fifth in all-purpose yards (2,177) and rushing yards per carry (7.54), tied for 19th in rushing touchdowns (15) and tied for 25th in total touchdowns (15).
On the Hoosiers career lists, Coleman is first with 7.1 yards per attempt, fourth with 28 rushing TDs, fifth with 3,219 rushing yards and 4,292 all-purpose yards, and tied for sixth with 29 total scores.
Coleman had 15 career 100-yard games, which is fifth in the Indiana record book, eight 150-yard games (third), five 200-yard games (first), one 250-yard game (tied for second) and one 300-yard game (tied for first).
Mentored Stephen Houston (2011-13), who is tied for fifth with 25 rushing touchdowns, tied for sixth with 29 total TDs, 10th with 2,304 rushing yards and tied for 10th with nine 100-yard games on IU's all-time lists.
The Hoosiers ranked fourth in the Big Ten with 201.8 rushing yards per game (30th nationally) and 25 rushing scores in 2013. IU also sat third in the league with 5.3 yards per carry (16th nationally).
Coleman (958) and Houston (753) eclipsed 750 yards, the second time that has occurred in school history (1977).
Houston signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent.
Coleman rushed for 958 yards on 131 carries (7.3 average) with 12 touchdowns and finished with 1,275 all-purpose yards in nine games. The sophomore averaged 106.4 rushing yards and 141.7 all-purpose yards per game.
Houston totaled 749 rushing yards with 12 TDs and a 4.7 average in 2012. In addition, he caught 37 passes for 381 yards with four scores and led the team with 1,130 all-purpose yards and 16 total touchdowns.
Indiana rushed for 1,374 yards in league play and the running backs lost just one fumble in 272 attempts in his first season.
Served as an offensive and special teams intern at Miami (Ohio) University in 2010. The RedHawks captured the Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship and earned a victory in the 2011 GoDaddy.com Bowl, after which McCullough was promoted to running backs coach.
Starred at Miami from 1992-95 when Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson was the team's offensive coordinator. He was a three-time All-MAC selection (first team in 1992 and 1995, second team in 1994).
Ended his career as the MAC and Miami recordholder for career rushing yards (4,368) and career rushing attempts (949). McCullough was the first RedHawk to lead the team in rushing four years, topping the 1,000-yard mark on three occasions.
Became the first Miami player to earn MAC Freshman of the Year honors (1992) and was later a finalist for the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back.
From 1996-2001, he signed to play professionally for the NFL's Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles, the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the XFL's Chicago Enforcers.
An inductee into the Miami Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.
Following his playing career, McCullough worked in education at the high school level in the Cincinnati area initially as a teacher, then head football coach, athletic director and principal.
As a coach and athletic director, he was responsible for the placement of over 100 student-athletes into college on scholarships.
Deland and his wife, Darnell, have three sons, Deland Jr. (14), Dasan (11) and Daeh (10).
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