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Kenny Ingram
Kenny  Ingram

In his second stint with Auburn football, Kenny Ingram serves as the director of player relations for the Tigers. From 2013-14, he served as Auburn’s director of player development, coming to Auburn with head coach Gus Malzahn from Arkansas State, where he served as defensive line coach during the Red Wolves’ 2012 Sun Belt Championship season.

During the 2015 and 2016 seasons, Ingram served as defensive tackles coach at the University of Cincinnati, helping the Bearcats to a 2015 Hawaii Bowl berth.

Prior to Arkansas State, Ingram was an assistant coach at Memphis from 2006-09, coaching the linebackers; he was promoted to defensive coordinator at Memphis in 2009.  Ingram was a part of two bowl teams in his four years at Memphis, including the 2007 New Orleans Bowl and the 2008 St. Petersburg Bowl.

Ingram joined the Memphis staff after spending the 2005 season as defensive line coach at Tennessee State University, where he was responsible for recruiting his hometown area of Memphis and west Tennessee.

He was the head coach at Melrose (Tenn.) High School from 2002-04 and posted a 37-4 overall record after serving as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator from 2001-02. He led the school to one appearance in the state finals and a pair of appearances in the state semifinals, returning the program to prominence.

A three-time Regional Coach of the Year and the Commercial Appeal's 2004 Coach of the Year for Metro Memphis, he was selected to serve as the Liberty Bowl All-Star Game defensive coordinator in 2003 and was a member of the Tennessee East-West Shrine All-Star Game coaching staff that same season. Ingram taught and coached at Corry Middle School and worked in the Youth Habilitation Center prior to moving to Melrose.

A standout at Whitehaven High School in his hometown of Memphis, Ingram graduated from Arkansas State, where he was a four-year letterman (1989-92) and the team co-captain in 1992; he received his bachelor's degree in political science in 1999.

Ingram and his wife, Carla, who holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Christian Brothers and an MBA in finance from Memphis, have five children: Kendrien, Taylor, Kameron, and twins Kennedy and Karleigh.

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