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Report: Former Indiana Football co-defensive coordinator Chad Wilt joining Michigan State as a defensive assistant



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Defensive coordinator Chad Wilt instructs the Hoosiers during the first open practice of the 2022 season at the practice facility at Indiana University on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. © Rich Janzaruk/Herald-Times / USA TODAY NETWORK

Former Indiana football co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Chad Wilt has found a new job and is staying in the Big Ten.

According to a report from 247sports Reporter Matt Zenitz, Wilt will be joining the Michigan State staff as a defensive assistant.

Wilt joined the Indiana football staff in January of 2022 and spent two years with the program. Indiana went 7-17 overall and 3-15 in the Big Ten from 2022-23.

Wilt coached Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Cam Jones and Phil Steele 2nd Team All-American linebacker Aaron Casey.

Prior to joining Indiana, Wilt was the defensive line coach for Minnesota from 2020-21. While he was there he coached with current Michigan State defensive coordinator Joe Rossi.

The connection with Rossi likely played a factor in Wilt joining the Michigan State coaching staff.

Wilt worked as a defensive line coach from 2009-2021, coaching at multiple power five schools, before moving to linebackers coach at Indiana. He began coaching after playing defensive end at Taylor University from 1996-1999.

Wilt is not the only member of the previous staff staying in the Big Ten, as former Indiana head coach Tom Allen has joined Penn State as their defensive coordinator.

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Drew Rosenberg is staff writer for and hosts 'The Talkin' Bout the Hoosiers Podcast' covering Indiana University athletics. Drew graduated from Indiana University's Sports Media program in 2024.