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David Lippincott
Assistant Linebackers/Quality Control coach

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David Lippincott in 2016 is in his seventh season with the Bengals in a full-staff coaching position. He’s in his 10th year with the team, having started with three seasons as a coaching assistant. The team has reached the playoffs in five of his previous six seasons as a full staff member.

David Lippincott in 2016 is in his seventh season with the Bengals in a full-staff coaching position. He’s in his 10th year with the team, having started with three seasons as a coaching assistant. The team has reached the playoffs in five of his previous six seasons as a full staff member.

      In his role as Assistant Linebackers/Quality Control coach, Lippincott has helped develop one of the NFL’s most effective defenses. In all six of his full-time staff seasons, the Bengals have ranked in the NFL’s top half in fewest points allowed per game, and in five of those the rank has been in the top 10.

      The 2016 defense finished strong to rank eighth in the NFL in fewest points allowed (19.7). Cincinnati’s last seven opponents averaged just 15.0 points. The defense’s contribution to the 2015 season’s 12-4 record was highlighted by a
No. 2 ranking in fewest points allowed (17.4). The second-place rank was the highest in franchise history.

      The linebackers room claimed three of the team’s top four spots in tackles last season, with Karlos Dansby first, Vontaze Burfict second and Vincent Rey fourth. In the division championship season of 2015, the LBs claimed the top three spots, with Rey first, Rey Maualuga second and Burfict third.

      In 2014, the defense ranked 12th in scoring and ranked in the top 10 in nine of the 15 major statistical categories widely monitored by NFL coaching staffs. Among those top 10 rankings were a tied-for-third-place finish in INTs (20) and a third place in lowest aggregate passer rating by opponents (75.8).

      In 2013, as the Bengals won the AFC North, the defense ranked tied for fifth in fewest points (19.1) and third in fewest yards allowed (305.5).

      The 2012 Bengals ranked sixth in net defense and eighth in scoring, and the ’11 club was ninth in scoring (20.2).

      As a Bengals coaching assistant from 2008-10, Lippincott’s duties included advance scouting and coaching wide receivers, as well as game preparation. His ’09 work contributed to the Bengals’ second AFC North Division title during the tenure of head coach Marvin Lewis.

      Prior to joining the Bengals, Lippincott coached in college for three seasons at Bluffton University (2000-02), two seasons at Minnesota (’03-04) and three seasons at Richmond (’05-07). He worked with all three defensive position groups — line, linebackers and defensive backs — over the course of his college seasons.

      During his two seasons at Minnesota, when he worked as a graduate assistant on defense, the Gophers posted wins in the Sun and Music City bowls.

      At Richmond, where he was assistant defensive line coach, the team won an Atlantic 10 title in 2005 and a Colonial Athletic Association crown in ’07. The ’05 team was a quarterfinalist in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs, and the ’07 team was a semifinalist in the (re-named) FCS division.

      Lippincott is married (wife Lisa), with a daughter. He is a Cincinnati native — a graduate of Moeller High School and the University of Dayton.

 

     Coaching history: 2000-02—Assistant coach (AC), Bluffton. 2003-04—Graduate assistant, University of Minnesota. 2005-07—AC, Richmond. 2008-10—Coaching assistant, Cincinnati Bengals. 2011-present—AC, Bengals.

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