Illinois promotes assistant coach to co-defensive coordinator
Illinois has promoted defensive line coach Terrance Jamison to co-defensive coordinator, the program announced on Wednesday morning.
Jamison will also continue in his role as the Illini’s DL coach.
“I’m extremely thankful for this opportunity and eager to continue stacking days,” Jamison said in a release. “I would not be in this position without the leadership of Coach Bielema. I knew before joining the Illini football family that this would be the best place to develop players and develop as a coach. This place is special because of the people; our players, our staff, and our coaches. It’s FamILLy.”
Illinois’ defensive line was arguably the biggest strength of the team last season. The Illini ranked No. 10 nationally in rushing yards per game allowed with just 99.77.
Jamison joined Illinois as its DL coach prior to the 2021 season. He has also served in the same role at Purdue, Air Force, Texas Tech and Florida Atlantic during his career. This will be his first opportunity as a co-defensive coordinator.
“To see the impact Terrance has had on our defense and our entire program has been very rewarding for everyone,” Bielema said in a release. “His ability to coach our defensive front in combination with his abilities in player development and recruiting are at a very high level. He will work closely with Aaron Henry and our defensive staff to put us in position to have success daily.”
Aaron Henry, who was promoted back in December of 2022, will serve as the other co-defensive coordinator.