Indiana officially named Doug Mallory and Mike Ekeler as co-defensive coordinators Monday. Mallory, the son of former IU coach Bill Mallory, will coach the safeties. Ekeler will coach the linebackers.
"I am excited to have Doug, Mike and their families join the IU football family," IU coach Kevin Wilson said in a statement. "They are both great additions to our program, university and the Bloomington community. Both men bring unparalleled character, energy, experience, enthusiasm and winning attitudes. This is a great start to the foundation we are building here."
Mallory, who has served as an IU defensive backs/special teams coach (1994-96) and graduate assistant (1988), has 23 years of collegiate coaching experience with stops at Army, Western Kentucky, Indiana, Maryland, Oklahoma State, LSU and New Mexico.
"We are excited to come back to Bloomington to be a part of the Indiana football program and get the opportunity to work with Coach Wilson," Mallory said in a statement. "The program is in great shape and is not far from being in a position to compete for the Big Ten title. We are anxious to get started and to get the program back to where it is competing for Big Ten championships."
Ekeler has coached the Nebraska linebackers since 2008 with prior stints at Oklahoma and LSU.
"I could not be more excited to come to Indiana," Ekeler said in a statement. "I've had the opportunity to work with Coach Wilson at Oklahoma, and I think the world of him as a coach and a person. Coach Mallory is a great friend and coach. We are ready to build something really special."
Additionally, Purdue assistant Mark Hagen will be named defensive line/special teams coach, according to Rivals.com.