IU Fires Football Coach Kevin Wilson

IU Fires Football Coach Kevin Wilson


According to sources at the school, Indiana University has fired head coach Kevin Wilson after six seasons and will announce the firing at a press conference today at 6p. 


According to Jeff Keag, Senior Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, the Indiana University Department of Athletics will make a major announcement in regard to the football program at 6 pm today.

Keag said the press conference will be held in the Henke Hall of Champions.

In January, he was rewarded with a raise and a six-year contract extension — at $2.55 million per season — through 2021 after guiding the Hoosiers last year to their first bowl appearance since 2007.

Wilson just finished back to back .500 seasons with a second bowl trip looming. 

No word on who will be coaching the team in that bowl game or who if the school will promote someone from within the program or begin a nationwide search for a new head coach. 

Officials have not yet announced a reason for Wilson’s dismissal but according to ESPN, a former Hoosiers player said that he and at least five current IU players were interviewed about Wilson’s treatment of players in meetings with athletic department officials and university lawyers during the past two weeks.

According to a Tweet this afternoon by Gabe Ikard, “Kevin Wilson ripped my buckled helmet off my head, spit on my jersey, and punched me in the chest during practice. But the guy could coach.”

Indiana’s Board of Trustees met in Bloomington this afternoon, and their meeting included a two-and-a-half hour executive session, according to an agenda on the university’s website.