Per Devin Golden of the DaltonDailyCitizen.com, Dalton State College will hire former Owls Head Coach and Dalton native Tony Ingle in the same capacity to help relaunch the school into intercollegiate athletics. Ingle spent eleven seasons with the black and gold and led the 2003-2004 Owls to a Division II national championship before transitioning to Division I for the 2005-2006 season. During his tenure with Kennesaw State, Ingle’s cumulative record was 178-165 which translates to a .519 winning percentage. KSU released Ingle from his duties following the team’s 8-23 record for the 2010-2011 season, and cited academic difficulties as the rationale for his departure.
Current Dalton State Roadrunners Athletic Director and former Stetson Hatters Head Coach Derek Waugh, decided to hire Ingle after flirting with former Chattanooga Head Coach Henry Dickerson, former Georgia Southern Assistant Coach Carl Nash and former Winthrop Head Coach Randy Peele.
The press conference announcing Ingle’s hiring is scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:00am.