Indiana Hoosiers Coaching Staff 2023

The Indiana Hoosiers football coaching staff led by Tom Allen are looking for a big season after two disappointing seasons with no bowl appearances.

The Indiana Hoosiers are going into season seven with Tom Allen leading the program as head coach.

It’s been met with mixed results from the highs to the lows, with Indiana winning just six games in two seasons before the start of the 2023 season. Coach Allen and his coaching staff are hoping for better results in 2023 to turn the program around.

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Indiana Hoosiers Coaching Staff

Head Coach, Tom Allen

Allen joined Indiana back in 2016, starting as their defensive coordinator. Allen helped the defense improve from being ranked 120 in the country in total defense to 57 in just his first running the defensive unit for Indiana.

After former head coach Kevin Wilson resigned from the team at the end of the season before the bowl game, Allen was named head coach and coached the Hoosiers in the Foster Farms Bowl.

His first two seasons as head coach had the same results with the team finishing 5-7 both seasons, but 2019 was the turnaround season as Indiana went 8-5 and made a bowl game appearance.

2020 was even better in the Covid-shortened season as Indiana went 6-2, finishing second in the East Division of the Big Ten. Since then, the Hoosiers have gone 6-18 in the last two seasons before the 2023 season.

Allen started his coaching career in the high school ranks from 1992 until 2006, where he was a head coach twice for Temple Heights in Florida and Ben Davis High School in Indiana. He went 33-15 as the head coach for both teams combined.

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As an assistant coach in college, Allen has been the defensive coordinator for Lambuth, Drake, South Florida, and Indiana. He also had stops as an assistant coach for Arkansas State and Ole Miss on the FBS level.

Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach, Rod Carey

Rod Carey is a veteran coach with plenty of head coaching and offensive coordinator experience seeing success everywhere he has gone. Carey started at Indiana in 2022 as the quality control coach, run game coordinator, and offensive line coach.

He most recently took over as an offensive coordinator for the team in 2023.

Carey’s last stop before Indiana was at Temple, where he took over as their head coach, spending three seasons there. He led the Owls to a winning record in his first season in 2019, going 8-5. Temple fired Carey at the end of the 2021 season as he finished with a 12-20 record.

Northern Illinois is where he is most known after being their head coach for seven seasons recording winning records in all but one season there. His Huskies teams won four MAC West Division titles and two MAC titles in 2014 and 2018. He finished with a 52-30 record before taking the Temple job.

The offensive line has been the position of focus for Carey in his career coaching lines at North Dakota, Illinois State, Wisconsin-Stout (also offensive coordinator), Minnesota, and Wayzata High School.

  • Wayzata HS (Minnesota) (Assistant, 1994-1997)
  • Minnesota (Graduate Assistant, 1998-1999)
  • Wisconsin-Stout (Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach, 2000-2006)
  • Illinois State (Offensive Line Coach, 2007)
  • North Dakota (Offensive Line Coach, 2008-2010)
  • Northern Illinois (Offensive Line coach in 2011, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach in 2012, Head Coach from 2012-2018)
  • Temple (Head Coach, 2019-2021)

Co-Offensive Coordinator/WR Coach, Anthony Tucker

Anthony Tucker is in his first season with Indiana as he is the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach for the team. Tucker has spent the last two seasons at Utah State as their offensive coordinator.

His offensive unit broke eight school records in 2021, including passing yards (4,248) and three receivers with ten-plus touchdown receptions.

He has worked on the offensive side of the ball throughout his coaching career, working with running backs and wide receivers. Other FBS schools Tucker has worked at include UCF, Maryland, Arkansas State, and Colorado.

  • Lakewood HS (California) (2006-2009)
  • Colorado (Offensive Technical Assistant, 2009)
  • Idaho State (Wide Receivers Coach, 2011-2012)
  • Arkansas State (Wide Receivers Coach in 2013, Running Backs Coach in 2014 and 2015)
  • Maryland (Running Backs Coach, 2016-2017)
  • UCF (Running Backs Coach in 2018, Passing Game Coordinator/Running Backs Coach in 2020)
  • Utah State (Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach, 2021-2022)

Defensive Coordinator/LB Coach, Chad Wilt

Indiana brought on Chad Wilt to be the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for the program back in January of 2022. Last season, Wilt’s linebacking core saw three of their six linebackers finish in the top six on the team in tackles.

His career has been filled with multiple FBS stops to coach defensive lines, including Minnesota, Cincinnati, Army, Maryland, Ball State, Virginia, and Liberty. He has coached multiple defensive linemen that have been drafted in the NFL, including Yannick Ngakoue, Quinton Jefferson, Boye Mafe, and Esezi Otomewo.

  • Central Connecticut (Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach, 2001-2003)
  • Virginia (Graduate Assistant (2004-2005)
  • Liberty (Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach, 2006-2008)
  • Virginia (Defensive Line Coach, 2009)
  • Richmond (Defensive Line Coach, 2010)
  • Ball State (Defensive Line Coach, 2011-2013)
  • Maryland (Defensive Line Coach, 2014-2015)
  • Army (Defensive Line Coach, 2016-2018)
  • Cincinnati (Defensive Line Coach, 2019)
  • Minnesota (Defensive Line Coach, 2020-2021)

Co-Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach, Matt Guerrieri

Matt Guerrieri enters his first season with Indiana after spending last season at Ohio State as a senior advisor and analyst. Guerrieri was originally hired at Tulsa at the beginning of 2023 before joining the Hoosiers coaching staff.

His biggest contribution came with the Duke Blue Devils, where he spent ten seasons coaching on defense. After the first three seasons of being a graduate assistant, Guerrieri was promoted to safeties coach from 2015 until 2017.

His last four seasons were spent being the co-defensive coordinator for the team. He received multiple finalists and nominations for assistant coach of the year in 2018 and 2019 for his team’s performance.

  • Lenoir-Rhyne (Graduate Assistant, 2011)
  • Duke (Graduate Assistant from 2012-2014, Safeties Coach from 2015-2017, Co-Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach from 2018-2021)
  • Ohio State (Senior Advisor/Analyst, 2022)

Special Teams Coordinator/Outside Linebackers Coach, Kasey Teegardin

Kasey Teegardin has been a long-time member of Indiana dating back to 2014, starting as a graduate assistant for the defense. Teegardin has seen four different promotions during his time with the program, including now being the special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach for the team.

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Before Indiana, he was also a special teams coordinator at Valparaiso for two seasons. Teegardin has also coached at the College of Charleston and Northwood.

  • College of Charleston (Defensive Line/Linebackers/Secondary/Defensive Coordinator, 2007-2010)
  • Northwood (Secondary Coach, 2011)
  • Valparaiso (Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers Coach, 2012-2013)
  • Indiana (Defensive Graduate Assistant from 2014-2016, Director of On-Campus Recruiting in 2017, Safeties Coach from 2018-2019, and Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach in 2020)

Associate Head Coach/RB Coach, Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is entering his second season with Indiana as he is the associate head coach and running back coach.

Johnson has experience coaching in college and the pros as he has coached five NFL All-Pro running backs in his career. His biggest roles were offensive coordinator jobs at Virginia Military Institute and Maryland.

Assistant Head Coach/Cornerbacks Coach, Brandon Shelby

Brandon Shelby has been with Indiana for over ten years, joining the program in 2011, coaching their cornerbacks and secondary. Shelby was promoted to assistant head coach in 2021 and has held that position as well as cornerbacks coach ever since.

He has also coached at Louisiana-Monroe, Portland State, the University of San Diego, Arizona, and Oklahoma.

Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach, Bob Bostad

This is the first season for Bob Bostad joining the team as their run game coordinator and offensive line coach. Bostad was previously with Wisconsin from 2017 until 2022 while also coaching for the Badgers from 2006 through 2011 in his first stint with the school.

He also has experience coaching in college and coached offensive lines for two different NFL teams.

Defensive Line Coach, Paul Randolph

Paul Randolph is in his second year at Indiana coaching their defensive line with over 25 years of experience as a coach, with 22 of those focused on the defensive line. Randolph has been a defensive coordinator for four different programs, including Arizona State, Pittsburgh, Tulsa, and Rice.

Tight Ends Coach, Kevin Wright

Kevin Wright has coached the tight ends at Indiana for three seasons before this season. Wright’s top tight end coming out of Indiana is Peyton Hendershot, who currently plays for the Dallas Cowboys.

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He has mostly been a head coach in high school, including a 2015 through 2019 run leading the IMG Academy program. Wright was also an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Western Kentucky from 2007 until 2008.

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