Paul Randolph | Indiana University

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Team: Indiana University
Organization: NCAA Football
Position: Defensive Line Coach


• Paul Randolph will enter his second season as Indiana’s defensive line coach in 2023.
• Owns 25 years of experience, including 22 coaching the defensive line.
• Coached in 17 bowl games and came to Bloomington after three seasons as the defensive line coach at Texas Tech University.
• Four of Randolph’s pupils garnered All-Big 12 honors in his stint with the Red Raiders. Eli Howard and Broderick Washington Jr. moved on to the NFL in 2021. Washington was a fifth-round selection by Baltimore, while Howard signed with Atlanta.
• Washington collected all-conference accolades in 2019 and was invited to the NFLPA and Reese’s Senior Bowls. Howard, who finished his career in the program’s Top 10 in sacks, posted five in conference play en route to second-team all-league recognition. He became the first Red Raider to earn first- or second-team laurels since 2013.
• Texas Tech finished 31st in the country in tackles for loss in Randolph’s first campaign.
• Served as defensive line coach at the University of Memphis from 2016-18. The Tigers played in three bowl games and won 26 games along with two American West Division titles.
• Memphis created 81 takeaways in his three years, which ranked fourth nationally. The Tigers tied for fifth in the country with 29 takeaways in 2016 and tied for third in 2017 with 31. Of the 60 takeaways, 28 were fumble recoveries, which ranked in the Top 5 among FBS programs.
• Worked at Arizona State University from 2012-15, three as the associate head coach, co-defensive coordinator, and defensive line coach, and the final year as the associate athletics director for championship life.
• ASU posted a 28-12 overall record and 19-8 Pac-12 mark over his first three campaigns, each of which resulted in bowl trips. The Sun Devils recorded back-to-back 10-win seasons in 2013 and 2014, including a 14-4 conference mark.
• Five of Randolph’s defensive linemen earned All-Pac-12 recognition, headlined by Will Sutton, a 2012 consensus All-America selection and two-time Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Sutton was the Sun Devils first consensus All-American since 2007, and he became only the third defensive lineman in Pac-12 history to be named the Defensive Player of the Year in consecutive years. Four of the five all-league selections were either drafted or signed NFL free agent contracts.
• Arizona State led the nation in TFLs per game (9.0) and ranked second in sacks per game (4.0) in 2012. ASU ranked in the Top 20 in both categories in 2013 and 2014 as well.
• Helped rebuild programs at Rice University (2006), the University of Tulsa (2007-10), and the University Pittsburgh (2011). He oversaw linebackers at Rice before moving back to the defensive line at Tulsa and Pitt.
• As executive associate head coach and co-defensive coordinator, the Panthers sat third nationally with 3.31 sacks per game. Pittsburgh closed out the season with a BBVA Compass Bowl berth.
• Tulsa won 36 games and went to three bowls over his time. The executive senior associate head coach and co-defensive coordinator oversaw a defense that led the country in interceptions and finished third in takeaways in 2010.
• Randolph was part of a Rice staff that helped produce one of the top turnarounds in recent college football history. The Owls closed 2006 with victories in six of their final seven games to earn their first bowl berth in 45 years.
• Coached defensive ends at the University of Alabama from 2003-05, where the Crimson Tide boasted one of the nation’s top defenses. Alabama topped the country in scoring defense (10.7) during his final season, and finished second in total defense (255.1), fifth in passing defense (160.8), and ninth in rushing defense (94.3). Randolph was also named one of the nation’s Top-25 recruiters by Rivals.
• Started his career as the linebackers coach at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee-Martin, in 1998. Randolph moved on to Valdosta State University (1999), Illinois State University (2000), the University of Toledo (2001), and West Virginia University (2002), the final three of which he oversaw special teams in addition to the defensive line.
• An all-conference linebacker, Randolph earned his degree in electrical engineering technology in 1990. He played 10 seasons in the Canadian Football League with stops at Winnipeg (1988-95) and Montreal (1996-97).
• In Montreal, Randolph served two years as a team captain and player-coach. Winnipeg won Grey Cup championships in 1988 and 1990, and he was inducted into the Blue Bombers Hall of Fame in 2002.
University of Tennessee-Martin
1998: Linebackers
Valdosta State University
1999: Defensive Line
Illinois State University
2000: Defensive Line/Special Teams
University of Toledo
2001: Defensive Line/Special Teams
West Virginia University
2002: Defensive Line/Special Teams
University of Alabama
2003-05: Defensive Ends
Rice University
2006: Assistant Head Coach/ Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
University Tulsa
2007-10: Executive Senior Associate Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line
University of Pittsburgh
2011: Executive Associate Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line
Arizona State University
2012-14: Associate Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line
2015: Associate AD for Championship Life
University of Memphis
2016-18: Defensive Line
Texas Tech University
2019-21: Defensive Line
Indiana University 
2022-: Defensive Line
University of Tennessee-Martin
1987-90: Linebacker

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