BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - After being named Indiana's co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach on Wednesday, William Inge was on the field for his first practice on Thursday. Inge spoke with the Voice of the Hoosiers Don Fischer about joining the Hoosiers coaching staff:
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.
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.
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.
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