Bill Teerlinck promoted to co-defensive coordinator
An energetic coach with experience at the college and NFL levels, Bill Teerlinck begins his second season at Nevada and with a new title after a successful first year.
Teerlinck will serve as the team's co-defensive coordinator as first-year defensive coordinator Scott Boone puts his stamp on the defensive side of the ball.Teerlinck will continue to handle the defensive front,the deepest and most experienced unit on the team.
The Wolf Pack returns senior defensive end Brock Hekking, who earned All-MW honors in 2012 and again 2013. Juniors Lenny Jones and Ian Seau also return at end, giving the Pack depth and talent at the two end spots. In the middle, Nevada returns tackles Jordan Hanson, a senior, along with emerging junior Rykeem Yates. Sophomore Salesa Faraimo saw playing time last year and juco transfer Jeremy Miller and freshman Kevin Sundberg could also contribute.
Teerlinck came 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.
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