Last season was the highly regarded 31-year-old Alexander’s first year with the Huskies. He was also a graduate assistant at Arkansas State in 2013.
Prior to that, Alexander coached at his alma mater, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High School after playing safety for five seasons in the NFL. He was a second-round pick by the Detroit Lions in 2007.
Indiana State had an 8-6 record last season and advanced to the second round of the FCS playoffs. Alexander replaces Anthony Perkins who became Ohio's cornerbacks coach this week.