Indiana Football is currently seeing some shuffles and additions to their coaching staff. On Jan. 5, the Hoosier team announced the addition of new strength and conditioning coach, David Ballou.
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Ballou, the former Notre Dame strength coach, will be a solid addition to an ever growing Indiana team. In his time with the Fighting Irish, the team came away with a solid record of 10-3, and a win in the Citrus Bowl against LSU.
Following Ballou, IU recently announced the addition of Kane Wommack to the coaching squad. Wommack will act as the linebackers coach, and is the 10th assistant coach to be added to the team, as permitted under new NCAA rules.
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Notably, this is not Wommack’s first stint under head coach Tom Allen. The young man acted as a graduate assistant at Ole Miss while Allen was linebacker coach.
Prior to this new gig, Wommack worked for the Southern Alabama Jaguars as Defensive Coordinator. He helped to solidly improve their defensive attack, and went on to prove the team to be the 5th most improved in scoring defense, right behind Allen’s Hoosiers.
The new coach will replace current linebackers coach William Inge, who has been moved to act as the team’s new special teams coordinator.
As Allen said in the IU press release, “Special teams play is a huge priority in our program. We needed someone to take ownership of all of our special teams units and Coach Inge is the man for the job. It’s a great opportunity for him to become a coordinator and oversee an area that I believe changes the game.”
This change should bring forward progress for the struggling Hoosiers, who went 5-7 in this past season, as the new staff have strong previous track records.