By Gary Lambrecht
Senior quarterback from Antioch, Tenn.
Sophomore wide receiver from Oxford, Miss.
Junior quarterback from Powder Springs, Ga.
Junior fullback from Spring Hill, Tenn.
Army-Navy Football 2015
2015 Navy-Colgate Football
Army vs. Navy FB 12-13-14
Navy vs. Notre Dame FB 11-1-14
Navy vs. Western Kentucky FB 9-27-14
Ashley Ingram is in his ninth year at the Naval Academy coaching the centers and guards and his fourth as the running game coordinator.
Navy has compiled a record of 68-36 (.654) in Ingram’s tenure, beating Army all eight times, earning seven bowl bids, winning four bowl games, winning five Commander-In-Chief’s Trophies and beating Notre Dame twice.
Navy finished the 2015 campaign with a school-record 11 wins against just two losses, qualified for a bowl game for the 12th time in the last 13 years, won a bowl game for the 10th time in school history (beat Pittsburgh, 44-28, in the Military Bowl), won a bowl game for a third straight year for the first time in school history, defeated Army for a series-record 14th consecutive year, won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the third time in the last four years, won the Lambert Trophy as the best team in the East for the first time since 1963, finished 18th in the country in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls and shared the West Division title of the American Athletic Conference with Houston in Navy’s first year of being in a conference after being an Independent for 134 years.
The Mids finished No. 2 in the country in rushing offense (326.7), No. 3 in passing yards per completion (20.0), 22nd in scoring offense (36.8), No. 1 in red zone offense (.948),No. 4 in third down conversions (.503), No. 1 in fourth down conversions (.923), No. 1 in fewest turnovers lost (8), No. 3 in turnover margin (+1.46), No. 1 in fewest penalties per game (3.1) and No. 1 in fewest penalty yards per game (26.1).
Offensive guard E.K. Binns was named a CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-American and was a finalist for the National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete of the Year Award. Binns was named First Team All-American Athletic Conference and First Team All-East.
Navy finished the 2014 campaign with an 8-5 record, qualified for a bowl game for the 11th time in the last 12 years, won a bowl game for just the ninth time in school history (beat San Diego State, 17-16, in the Poinsettia Bowl), won a bowl game in back-to-back years for the second time in school history and defeated Army for a series-record 13th consecutive year.
Navy finished the 2013 campaign with a 9-4 record, won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy for the ninth time in the last 11 years, qualified for a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years, won a bowl game for just the eighth time in school history (beat Middle Tennessee, 24-6, in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl) and defeated Army for a series-record 12th consecutive year.
Guards Jake Zuzek and E.K. Binns were named to the All-Independent and All-East team, while Binns was named Capital One Academic All-District.
Ingram helped lead Navy to an 8-5 record in 2012 and a berth in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. Navy defeated Air Force, 28-21, in overtime and Army, 17-13, to win the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy.
The win over Army marked Navy’s 11th consecutive victory over its biggest rivals.
In 2011, guard John Dowd was named a First-Team Academic All-American for the second-consecutive year making him the first Two-Time First-Team Academic All-American in school history.
The Mids posted an impressive 9-4 record in 2010, defeated Army for a series-record ninth-consecutive time, defeated Notre Dame in consecutive seasons for only the third time in school history and appeared in a bowl game for the eighth-straight year.
The 2009 season was one to remember, as the Mids tied a school record for wins with 10, won a school-record seventh-consecutive Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy, appeared in a school-record seventh-consecutive bowl game and ran their winning streak against the other two Service Academies to an amazing 15-straight games. The Mids capped the season off with a 35-13 rout of Missouri in the Texas Bowl.
The Mids posted an 8-5 record in 2008 and participated in the EagleBank Bowl. The Mids won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy thanks to a 33-27 victory over Air Force and a 34-0 win over Army.
Ingram came to Navy from Bucknell, where he served as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for two seasons.
In Ingram’s first year as offensive coordinator at Bucknell in 2006, the Bison went from one win the previous year to six and ranked fifth in the nation in rushing offense, averaging 235.2 yards per game, and reduced their turnover total from 33 the previous season to 14.
Prior to Bucknell, Ingram was at Rhode Island where the Rams led the Atlantic 10 in rushing five of his six seasons and finished second in the nation in rushing yards in 2003, averaging 333.8 yards per contest.
A native of Iron City, Ga., and a 1996 graduate of the University of North Alabama, Ingram was a four-year letterman on the offensive line and helped his team win Division II national titles in 1993, 1994 and 1995. He entered the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant, first at North Alabama in 1997, then at Temple University in the spring. After spending a year at North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Ga., in 1998, he became the offensive line coach at the University of West Alabama in 1999, then at Rhode Island in 2000.
Ingram and his wife, Jenifer, are the parents of a daughter, Laura, and son, James.