(BLOOMINGTON) - IU has officially filled its 2013 coaching staff.
Jordan Littman, of IDS reports, the Hoosiers announced Wednesday morning that William Inge has been hired as their new linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator, effective immediately.
Though Inge will serve as the co-defensive coordinator, Doug Mallory, safeties coach and IU's co-defensive coordinator last season, will now be the defensive coordinator.
Before deciding to come to Bloomington, Inge was the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Buffalo, N.Y., for the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Most recently, he was the assistant defensive line coach for the NFL's Buffalo Bills last season.
"We are pleased to add someone with William's coaching pedigree to our staff," IU Coach Kevin Wilson said in a press release. "He is a Midwest guy with Big Ten ties, and there is no doubt he is the right fit for our staff."
Before his time in Buffalo, Inge coached the linebackers position at San Diego State (2006-07) and at Cincinnati (2008-09). He graduated from Iowa in 1996 and also spent three years with the Hawkeyes as their recruiting coordinator and graduate assistant.
Inge's hire will mark the first time he has coached in the Big Ten since 2000.
"I am really looking forward to this opportunity," Inge said in the release. "I am excited to help build a great defense and continue the upward trend."
IU is currently involved in its spring practices, with 12 remaining until the annual Cream & Crimson Spring Game on April 13.
The Hoosiers open the 2013 season Aug. 29 at home against Indiana State.
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