Kevin Wilson announced on Thursday that Keith Caton is the new strength and conditioning coach for Hoosier football. Most recently, Caton has been the director of football for Baylor's athletic performance department. During his four years there, Baylor went 40-12.
Caton replaces Mark Hill who had been in the position for five years, and will have big shoes to fill as Kevin Wilson was never shy to compliment the work Hill did. Wilson announced last week that Hill was leaving to join another program.
But Caton brings a quality resume to Bloomington, and Hoosier fans should be excited about his experience (17 years in similar roles at Southern Mississippi, Auburn, Elon, Missouri, and Western Kentucky, along with Baylor). And Wilson, for one, seems thrilled with the addition.
Wilson said Caton is a "perfect fit" for the Hoosiers. He added, "Studying the Baylor program from afar, their style of play and player development has been remarkable and we wanted to target someone with that pedigree. We found that in Keith. He is a dynamic leader with great ideas, tremendous energy and a strong coaching background. This position is one of the most critical within a football program, and we are very confident in Keith leading our athletic performance. We welcome him and his family to IU."
Hill's resignation and Caton's hiring mark the first significant staff change for the football program since the firing of Doug Mallory in January 2014 and Brian Knorr's hiring ten days later.
The entire press release can be found here.