Having a successful career in football is a dream few people reach. For Pierre Ingram, the dream was realized both in the United States and abroad. With multiple career milestones met, it can be hard to pick just one to highlight, so it’s time to take a moment and review five top accomplishments.
Pierre Ingram was recognized as a top recruiter
Identifying and recruiting top talent makes the team, and Pierre Ingram’s acumen in this arena was recognized by Rivals.com, a top provider of school-specific college sports coverage, in 2014. Ingram’s work securing two running backs for Cal amidst fierce competition from other noteworthy universities was highlighted, along with the successful signing of a linebacker previously committed to a different college. Rival.com named Ingram a Top 10 Pac-12 recruiter for his efforts.
Running back coach of the year nominee
Following the 2012 season as the Running Back Coach at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana, Pierre Ingram made it to the final four nominees for the Footballscoop.com Running Back Coach of the Year national award. At Louisiana Tech, 2012 was a banner year, with the school leading the country in points scored per game and ranking in the top for total offense. After this banner year, Ingram served as the Running Back Coach and later the Recruiting Coordinator and Passing Game Coordinator.
ESPN Recruiter of the Year
Prior to his recognition by Rivals.com, ESPN noticed the recruiting prowess of Pierre Ingram and named him the recruiter of the year for the Western Athletic Conference in 2012. The recognition can also be traced back to his time with Louisiana Tech. During his time at the school, Ingram coached WAC Freshman of the Year Kenneth Dixon as he took ownership of rushing touchdown and total touchdown records for a freshman running back. Ingram also coached a Capital One Academic All-American First Team Member, Ray Holley, the same year.
Sending 15 players to the NFL
For any football coach on a college campus, success is measured not only in wins for the school but by the talent sent to the National Football League when the university days conclude. Pierre Ingram has coached 15 players who moved on to the NFL and recruited a player who ended up a 2016 first NFL draft pick for the Los Angeles Rams, Jared Goff. Two of his former players were honored as All-Americans, while eight were recognized as All-Conference players.
For six years, Pierre Ingram has coached football in Tokyo, Japan. He serves as the offensive coordinator for the Fujitsu Frontiers Pro American Football Team, an X-league team. During his time with the team, they secured a second X-League and National title in 2016 and have won four Japanese professional league championships.