An energetic coach with experience at the college and NFL levels, Bill Teerlinck begins his first season at Nevada and will head up the Wolf Pack's defensive front.
Teerlinck will guide the most experienced portion of the Wolf Pack defense in his first year. The Wolf Pack returns junior defensive end Brock Hekking, who earned first-team All-MW honors in 2012, and sophomore end Lenny Jones, who was a second-team Freshman All-America selection by College Football News in 2012. In the middle, Nevada returns tackles Jordan Hanson, a junior, along with seniors Jack Reynoso and Fred Lavulo, and sophomore Rykeem Yates.
Teerlinck comes to Nevada after a five-year stint as a defensive assistant with the Indianapolis Colts. During his time there, Teerlinck worked with a defensive line that saw Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis each selected to four Pro Bowls. He also assisted the Colts with special teams.
Prior to his time with the Colts, Teerlinck worked for two seasons at Illinois State, coaching the defensive front and assisting with special teams.
Teerlinck played at Chadron State in Nebraska, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 2002.
Teerlinck's father, John, coached for more than 30 years in college football and the NFL, including more than 25 seasons in the pros. He won Super Bowl rings with Denver and Indianapolis.
The File on Bill Teerlinck
Born: July 23, 1978
Family: Wife - Melanie, Daughter - Aubree
Education: Bachelor's, General Studies, Chadron State, 2002.
2013: Defensive Line, Nevada
2007-2011: Defensive Assistant, Indianapolis Colts
2005-2006: Defensive Line, Illinois State
Recruiting Area: Sacramento/Northern California and Pacific Northwest.