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Vic Koenning

Defensive Coordinator / Inside Linebackers


Hometown: Owasso, Oklahoma
Birthday: February 26, 1960
Family:  Wife: Tracey
Children:  Kimberly Justin Rinck, Brady, Camden, Jackson
Grandchildren: Oren (Rinck)
Mother and Father: Josephine and Victor Sr.
Sisters: Kristen Jett, Kathy Rutherford
Education: Bachelor's Degree at Kansas State/Master's Degree at Memphis State
Playing Experience: Played at Kansas State University/Denver Broncos, Oklahoma Outlaws (USFL -1984), Arizona Outlaws (USFL - 1985), Green Bay Packers (Retired 1986)
Bowl Games: Independence Bowl, Silicon Valley, Champs, Music City


Favorite Hobby: Fishing, NASCAR
Favorite Place to Visit: Alabama for Gulf Coast
Favorite Artist: None specific
Favorite Professional Football Team: None specific
Favorite Thing about Football: Character and team building aspects
Favorite Thing about Champaign-Urbana: Amenities and people
Favorite Quote: Matthew 25: 35-36
Biggest Motivation: To set a tempo and work ethic for my kids, both players and actual kids, to learn from and be their example


2011-Present: University of Illinois (defensive coordinator / inside linebackers)
2010: University of Illinois (defensive coordinator / secondary)
2009: Kansas State (co-defensive coordinator)
2005-08: Clemson (defensive coordinator)
Troy (defensive coordinator)
2000-02: Wyoming (head coach)
1997-99: Wyoming (defensive coordinator)
1991-96: Memphis (defensive backs)
1990: Memphis (strength and conditioning)
1998-99: Memphis (graduate assistant)

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