William Inge
William Inge

Position:
Linebackers Coach

Alma Mater:
Iowa, 1996


William Inge enters his second year on the University of Cincinnati football staff where he coaches the outside linebackers.

During UC's BIG EAST Championship season in 2008, Inge tutored a linebacking corps that accounted for three of the top-four tacklers on the team, including Ryan Manalac who led the squad with 82 stops. One of his pupils, Corey Smith, signed a free-agent deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Before joining UC in 2008, he served two years as the linebackers coach at San Diego State University.

While with the Aztecs, Inge mentored leading tackler Russell Allen to all-Mountain West Conference honorable-mention accolades. Allen amassed 119 tackles in 12 games in 2007, and led the league in tackles per MWC outing (10.6).

Prior to joining the Aztecs staff, he spent the 2005 campaign as defensive line coach at Colorado. In 2001, Inge was hired as a defensive assistant at the University of Northern Iowa, where he eventually became the co-defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator.

In 2005, as the Buffaloes' defensive line coach, Inge helped the Buffs to the Big 12 North Division title and advance to the Big 12 Championship Game. CU finished the season in the Champs Sports Bowl.
His one year in Boulder followed a four-year tenure at Northern Iowa, where he was the co-defensive and special teams coordinator in 2004. Inge also directed the Panthers' linebackers (2001-02) and defensive line (2003). His 2004 UNI defense allowed just 305 yards per game, to rank 15th in the nation, and was 12th nationally in scoring defense (18.0 ppg). That season, the Panthers finished ranked No. 25 in the final Division I-AA poll.

Inge lettered four times at Iowa (1993-96) and returned to Iowa City in 1998, where he spent three years as the Hawkeyes' recruiting coordinator and briefly as a graduate assistant.

Inge earned his bachelor's degree in Sports, Health, Leisure, and Physical Studies in 1996, and took the opportunity after returning to Iowa to attain his master's in Athletics Administration in 1999. As a player, he was a team co-captain his senior year, when he was an honorable mention all-Big Ten performer and a first-team Academic All-Big Ten member.

During his Iowa career, Inge made 173 tackles, with 37 for losses and 24 sacks. In addition, he earned two special awards from the coaching staff: the Appreciation Award for defense as a senior and the Hustle Award as a junior. Iowa was 17-7 overall 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.