Report: Wyoming D-Line coach hired as IU DEnds coach’s Tom Dienhart is reporting that Indiana has hired Wyoming defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery to coach the Hoosiers defensive ends.

The 31-year-old Montgomery, who would be the youngest member of the staff by a long shot, coached at Wyoming for two years after coaching the defensive line at Northern Iowa for three years. Montgomery was a three-year starter at defensive tackle at Iowa from 1998-2001 and spent three years in the Arena Football League before getting in to coaching.

This is his Wyoming bio.

If Montgomery has in fact been hired, the Hoosiers have completed their defensive staff. New coach Kevin Wilson still has to fill three offensive positions after the departure of offensive coordinator Brent Pease.

UPDATE: Reached Montgomery and an IU spokesman. No comment from either.


  1. Young guy probably knows how to coach with less talent and has big 10 experience for recruiting. good luck to him

  2. Dustin/Hugh,

    Does it look like there are any new recruits Wilson & Co. are targeting for this years class? Or is it more likely that Wilson keeps the guys already committed on board regardless of if they fit his system or not? Thanks

  3. There are definitely new ones, MiamiHoosier. I’m not sure who they are yet, but they are definitely going after more people. With the decommits, they have open scholarships. I think you’ll hear about them in the coming weeks once they start bringing players in for official visits. Pretty sure they were waiting until January with school back in to do that.

  4. Coach Montgomery is one of the most sought after up and coming defensive coaches in college football. This would be a great pick up for IU.

  5. This win was a combination of: (1) IU getting so mad at themselves for poor past performances that they finally played well, rebounding like gangbusters and shooting the eyes out of the bucket after so many losses; and (2) Michigan being tired after close, grinding losses to Kansas and Ohio State and coming into Assembly Hall probably a little overconfident as they appraised IU, and with no real big men to battle IU on the boards and having a cold shooting night.

    I don’t know how much of Michigan’s poor shooting percentage was them having a bad night or IU actually playing good defense; probably a combination of the two. Plus UM has no big men; John Bielein has built a typical, for him, team of six-four guards who shoot threes and occasionally go inside. Anyway, IU should cherish the win; there won’t be all that many more in Big Ten play this year, it looks like.

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