Tom Allen adds former FAU assistant to Indiana coaching staff
Tom Allen is adding an experienced assistant coach to his staff at Indiana.
According to a report from Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star, Indiana is hiring former Florida Atlantic assistant Jason Jones to coach the safeties. He was previously the cornerbacks coach on FAU’s staff under Lane Kiffin. He spent the last two years in Boca Raton.
Jones was also a long-time assistant on the staff at Ole Miss, serving as co-defensive coordinator for the Rebels. He spent five years in Oxford. Previous stops included Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Rice and Alabama. In total, Jones brings 13 years of coaching experience to Indiana.
Indiana will hire Jason Jones as safeties coach, per a source, with Kasey Teegardin expected to take over special teams. Tom Allen has a full staff. #iufb
— Zach Osterman (@ZachOsterman) January 16, 2020
With the addition of Jones, Kasey Teegardin is expected to take over as special teams coordinator. This will likely complete Allen’s staff at Indiana, barring any other changes throughout the offseason.
Indiana is coming off one of the best seasons in program history, finishing 8-5 with an appearance in the Gator Bowl. It was the first time the Hoosiers have posted an eight-win season in 25 years.
Allen will be entering his fourth year as head coach in Bloomington.