LA Tech Family honors deceased running back
Pierre Ingram joined the Louisiana Tech staff in March of 2010 as Tech's running backs coach.
His second year guiding the running backs witnessed an unlikely story unfold as walk-on Hunter Lee, who did not receive a single FBS scholarship offer, stepped up amid injuries and ran for 650 yards on 135 attempts as a true freshman. The ground game churned out over 1,900 yards in 2011 in an offense that averaged almost 400 yards per game as the team won seven straight games on the way to a WAC championship.
In his first season directing Tech's tailbacks, Ingram guided Lennon Creer's 1,181 yard campaign during the 2010 season that included a 252-yard performance against San Jose State - the seventh most in a single game in Tech history. Creer also posted a 149-yard rushing day at No. 2 Boise State, more yards than 12 of Boise's 13 opponents recorded against the Broncos as a team during 2010.
Ingram joined the Bulldogs after winning a national championship at Villanova, where he coached the tight ends as an offensive assistant. In addition to working with the tight ends, Ingram was responsible for recruiting in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.
"Pierre [Ingram] comes from a winning program and he will bring tremendous energy to our program," said Dykes. "He loves the game and I'm looking forward to him bringing his energy and passion to the program. He will also be a great recruiting asset for us."
Prior to joining the Villanova staff in May 2009, Ingram served as the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator at Texas A&M-Commerce from January 2009 to June 2009. Before his short stint at Texas A&M Commerce, he was the assistant wide receivers coach at Cortland State.
During his stay at Cortland State, Ingram helped the team reach the NCAA quarterfinal round for the first time in school history and he coached the second wide receiver in school history to a 1,000 yard receiving season.
Ingram is a 2006 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where he was a four-year letterman in football as a wide receiver. In 2006, he garnered the team's Most Dependable Receiver Award. After earning a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Middle Tennessee, he went on to obtain a Masters of Science in Sport Management from Cortland State.
He is married to the former Dani Maye. The couple have a 10-month old daughter, Berkley, who was born the night of Louisiana Tech's 38-28 win over San Jose State on Oct. 29, 2011. Pierre Ingram paced the sidelines during the game, coaching the backs to 260 yards of offense then joined Dani in Monroe in time for the birth of their daughter.