Deland McCullough, the father of Ohio State 2022 four-star safety commit Dasan McCullough, is headed to a Big Ten East rival of his son’s future school. Indiana announced today that it has hired McCullough for its vacant running backs coach position.
For McCullough, who spent the last three years as the running backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, this marks a return to Bloomington. He worked as the RBs coach under former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson from 2011-16 before departing for USC in 2017.
“The opportunity to return to IU in this role is very special to me and my family for a host of reasons,” McCullough said in a release. “Coach Allen has done an amazing job of galvanizing and advancing the program’s culture, which has been displayed by success on the field. I welcome the challenges and glory of being a part of helping Indiana Football win championships. I have been fortunate to have won a championship on the ultimate stage in the NFL, and I know what it looks like and how it feels. I believe that Indiana University is primed to not only CHASE, but to capture championships in football, and I can’t wait to contribute.”
Head coach Tom Allen shared his excitement as well.
“I could not be happier to welcome Deland, his wife Darnell, and the McCullough family back home to Bloomington,” Allen said. “Deland’s a first-class person that has gone on to do great things in the NFL. He has won a Super Bowl, worked with a Hall of Fame coach and helped develop some of the most dynamic players and offenses in football. I cannot wait to bring his winning mindset to our program.”
McCullough is an Ohio native that played his college football at Miami (Ohio).