Ashley Ingram is entering his sixth year at the Naval Academy coaching the centers and guards and his first as the running game coordinator.
Navy has compiled a record of 40-25 (.615) in Ingram's tenure, beating Army all five times, earning four bowl bids, winning three Commander-In-Chief's Trophies and beating Notre Dame twice.
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. Other big wins for Navy in 2012 included a come-from-behind 31-30 victory over Indiana and wins over bowl bound East Carolina (56-28) and Central Michigan (31-13).
Guard Josh Cabral was named All-East as the Mids finished sixth in the country in rushing (278.5 yards per game).
Navy was 5-7 in 2011, which included a series record 10th-straight victory over Army. Navy played seven teams that finished with a winning record and six that went to bowl games. The Mids finished fourth in the nation in rushing offense, averaging 312.3 yards per game, and 15th in the nation in turnover margin (+0.8). 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 school-record eighth-consecutive bowl game. The Mids finished sixth in the country in rushing offense (284.8) and ninth in the country in passing efficiency (156.7).
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. Other landmark wins during the 2008 season included a 24-17 victory over 16th-ranked Wake Forest, which was Navy's first win over a team ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 since 1985, as well as Navy's victory the previous week over Rutgers. It was the first time since 1981 that Navy beat teams currently in the BCS in back-to-back weeks.
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.
Ingram came to Bucknell from Rhode Island, where he served as offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator, while also serving as team liaison in the areas of admissions, academic progress, class registration and scheduling.
During his tenure at Rhode Island, 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. While at Rhode Island, Ingram mentored six All-Atlantic 10 performers and one All-American, and was part of an outstanding 8-3 season in 2001.
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 in the spring of '97 he was at Temple University. 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.