UB announced today that they have filled the gap left over from coach William Inge's departure. Lou Tepper who has served as defensive coordinator at LSU, Illinois and Colorado will now do so for the Buffalo Bulls.
He has also served as a head coach in the lower divisions. He has a career 101-75-2 overall record through stints at Illinois, Edinboro and Indiana (PA).
As a DC he focuses well on coaching linebackers. As a coach he has produced three Butkus Award winners – Colorado’s Alfred Williams and Illinois’ Dana Howard and Kevin Hardy.
He also the author of "Complete Linebacking" a 328-page book that was published by Human Kinetics.
"I could not be more excited to be able to add to our staff a football coach like Lou Tepper. He brings with him tremendous experience, and a genuine love of teaching and coaching the game of football to young men. His accomplishments speak for themselves. I look forward to seeing what our defensive staff will be able to accomplish with Lou on board and an exciting group of returning letterwinners next fall." -- Jeff Quinn
|1968–1969||New Hampshire (RB/LB)|
|1970–1971||New Hampshire (DC)|
|1972–1975||William & Mary (DC)|
|1976–1977||William & Mary (AHC)|
|1978–1982||Virginia Tech (LB)|
After serving as defensive coordinator for three years at LSU (1997-99), Tepper took the head coaching job at Edinboro, where he compiled a 40-26 record, including three Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) titles and two Division II playoff appearances. He was twice named PSAC West Coach of the Year.
He then moved on to Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2006, where he led the Crimson Hawks to a 36-18 record, an NCAA appearance and was named PSAC West Coach of the Year for the third time. His final year at IUP was 2009.
Tepper played college football at Rutgers University. As a defensive back from 1965 to 1966, Tepper led the team in interceptions as a junior, and in tackles as a senior. Tepper graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education in 1967.
Most, in February 2011, he was named defensive coordinator of the United States national American football team for the 2011 IFAF World Cup.
This hire is inline with what coach Quinn did on the offensive side of the ball last season. Moving from a staff full of people who he has worked with to some older, much more experienced and accomplished coaches.
And Tepper's previous work with linebackers is impressive enough to believe that UB's corps is in fine position to improve and continue their role as the anchor of UB's defense.