Navy elevates Ingram to running game coordinator

March 19, 2013 | WNST Staff

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo has elevated Ashley Ingram to running game coordinator in addition to his duties as the center/guards coach. Navy finished sixth in the nation in rushing last year, averaging 278.5 yards per game.

“Coach Ingram is as good a football coach that I’ve ever been around and his knowledge and expertise have contributed greatly to our success the last five seasons,” said Niumatalolo.  “He is a great teacher and a great recruiter.”

“I would like to express my gratitude to Coach Niumatalolo for giving me this opportunity and I look forward to helping support Coach Jasper, who is one of the top offensive coordinators in the country, and the rest of our outstanding staff.”

Ingram is entering his sixth year at the Naval Academy and the Midshipmen have compiled a record of 40-25 (.615) in Ingram’s tenure, beating Army all five times, earning four bowl bids, winning three Commander-In-Chief’s Trophies and beating Notre Dame twice.

Ingram helped lead Navy to an 8-5 record in 2012 and a berth in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Navy defeated Air Force, 28-21, in overtime and Army, 17-13, to win the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy.

The win over Army marked Navy’s 11th consecutive victory over its biggest rival. Other big wins for Navy in 2012 included a come-from-behind 31-30 victory over Indiana and wins over bowl-bound East Carolina (56-28) and Central Michigan (31-13). Guard Josh Cabral was named All-East.