William and Mary defensive coordinator Scott Boone has been hired to the same position with the Nevada Wolf Pack. Head coach Brian Polian also announced that defensive line coach Bill Teerlinck has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator with Boone.
William and Mary, a Football Chmpionship subdivision school, was second in the nation in scoring defense and eighth in total defense last year. Boone was the defensive coordinator at William and Mary since 2011.
Boone also coached linebackers and defensive backs at William and Mary since 2004.
“After an extensive national search, we are really excited to announce the addition of Scott Boone to our staff,” Pack coach Brian Polian said. “Scott brings a wealth of football knowledge to our program and his defenses have produced at a high level in one of the premier conferences at the FCS level. His philosophy of 4-3 defense will provide some continuity for our players."
Teerlinck joined Polian's first staff before the 23013 season.
“Scott Boone is the playcaller and will have every opportunity to put his stamp on our defense, but it was also clear to me that Bill should have a greater role and level of input," Polian said. "I have no doubt that Scott and Bill, as well as Ricky Thomas and Mike Bradeson, will work very well together and help our defense make significant strides in 2014 and beyond.”
William and Mary led the Colonial Athletic Association in total defense (305.1 ypg), scoring defense (14.0 ppg) and third-down defense (33 percent). The Tribe was second in the Colonial in rushing defense at 117.7 yards per game allowed and also finished second in passing defense at 187.4 yards per game.
Prior to his seven seasons at William and Mary, Boone was the head coach for seven seasons (1997-03) at Randolph-Macon, compiling a record of 37-33.
Boone was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., from 1983 to 1996. In addition to his football duties, Boone was the head baseball coach at Wabash from 1986 to 1997, compiling a career record of 231-219.