Bret Ingalls

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Bret Ingalls
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1960-08-19) August 19, 1960 (age 57)
San Jose, California
Alma mater University of Idaho
Playing career
1978 Colorado
1979-1981 Wichita State
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1982–1988 Idaho (GA)
1989–1993 San Diego State (RB/OC)
1994 Eastern Michigan (OL)
1995-1996 Louisville (OC)
1997-1999 Northern Iowa (OC)
2000–2003 Idaho (OC)
2004 Indiana State (TE/OL)
2005 Miami (OH) (TE/OL)
2006-2008 Northwestern (OL)
2009-2016 New Orleans (RB/OL)
2016-present Florida (OA)

Bret Ingalls is currently an offensive assistant coach for the Florida Gators football of the Southeastern Conference.[1]

Ingalls has coached football for more than three decades now at both the collegiate and professional levels of football. He is a graduate of Snohomish High School, in Snohomish, Washington, where he played football, basketball, and baseball.[2] While at Snohomish, Ingalls received All-American honors as a fullback for the Snohomish High Panthers.

After a short-lived career playing college football at Wichita State University, Ingalls started his coaching career as an offensive graduate assistant for the Idaho Vandals. In 1989, Ingalls was hired by the San Diego State Aztecs and rose to the position of offensive coordinator in 1993. At San Diego State, Ingalls coached alongside current New Orleans Saints head coach, Sean Payton, and coached three-time All-American running back and future Pro Football Hall of Famer, Marshall Faulk.[3] Ingalls continued to coach at seven other college programs before moving to a position in the NFL.

Ingalls was hired by the New Orleans Saints in 2009 as the running backs coach, before being named the offensive line coach in 2013. As the running backs coach in 2009, Ingalls coached the trio known as the 'three-headed monster' made up of Pierre Thomas, Reggie Bush, and Mike Bell. Additional backs that have played under Ingalls include Chris Ivory, Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles. In Ingalls first season the Saints attained a 13-3 regular season record and successfully went on to win the franchise's first NFL championship in Super Bowl XLIV.[4] In 2009 the Saints were the No. 1 overall offense, finishing No. 6 in rushing (131.6 ypg) and No. 4 in passing (272.2 ypg).[5] In the 2015 season, the Saints offensive line was ranked No. 3 by Pro Football Focus[6] and the No. 2 overall offense.[7] Ingalls was hired by second year Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain as an offensive assistant in February 2016.


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  2. ^ "Saints coach has roots in Snohomish County". The Daily Herald. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "WILLS PROVIDED CHILL; A.J. NOT VERY THRILLED". The San Diego Union-Tribune. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Super Bowl XLIV
  5. ^ "Saints’ Thomas calls running back corps ‘three-headed monster’". WWLTV. 6 September 2011. Archived from the original on 4 May 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
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