Hoosiers reportedly name Kalen DeBoer as OC
Indiana has found its next offensive coordinator.
On Friday, Bruce Feldman of The Athletic reported that the Hoosiers hired Fresno State offensive coordinator Kalen DeBoer for the same position at IU. That news was later confirmed by Hoosier Huddle.
DeBoer has been at Fresno State for the past two seasons. Before that, he was at Eastern Michigan for three years.
Source confirms #iufb is hiring Kalen DeBoer. DeBoer is coming to IU from Fresno State.
— Hoosier Huddle (@Hoosier_Huddle) January 18, 2019
Fresno State averaged 34.6 points per game in 2018 as the team finished the year 11-2. That averaged ranked 26th nationally and third-best in the Mountain West. In 2017, the Bulldogs averaged 27.1 points per game.
Prior to arriving at Fresno State, DeBoer spent three years at Eastern Michigan (2014-16), and four seasons at Southern Illinois (2010-13). He served as the offensive coordinator at both of those stops, as well.
Before moving into the FCS and FBS ranks, DeBoer was a head coach at Sioux Falls, an NAIA program. He was the leader from 2005-2009, posting a 67-3 record in five years. His teams won four national championships in that time.
DeBoer replaces former Indiana offensive coordinator Mike DeBord, who retired from his position in early January. DeBord was in that role for two seasons, taking over when Tom Allen became head coach in 2017.
Indiana finished 5-7 each of the last two seasons.