Butler’s David Kenney Selected For Colts Internship

Butler assistant coach David Kenney will working with a pair of championship football teams during the month of August.  The fifth-year Butler assistant was selected to be one of four coaches to assist with the Indianapolis Colts during the NFL team’s preseason training camp under the Bill Walsh Minority Internship Program.

Kenney began his work with the Colts at the team’s training camp in Anderson on August 2.  He’s working with the team’s defense under defensive line coach John Teerlinck.  His duties will continue through the Colts’ August 15 preseason game.

“Being selected for this internship is a tremendous blessing, and I thank God for this opportunity,” said Kenney.  “The Indianapolis Colts have set an outstanding standard for excellence, and I’m extremely excited about the chance to work with their players, coaches and the entire Colts’ organization.”

Kenney completed his fourth season as defensive line coach with the Bulldogs last fall, helping the team to a school-record 11-1 season, a co-championship in the Pioneer Football League and a victory in the 2009 Gridiron Classic.  

“(Coach Kenney) has a very unique and positive personality that has worked well for us,” said Butler Head Coach Jeff Voris.  “He is an enthusiastic teacher who has helped develop a solid core of defensive linemen at Butler.  He has been with us since we arrived in 2006, and his consistent preparation of the defensive line has helped in the steady improvement of our defense.  We can’t wait to get him back around the team.”

Kenney will re-join the Bulldogs for the second week of their fall camp.  The Bulldogs report back to campus on August 8 to begin their quest for a second consecutive PFL title.  Voris has 17 offensive and defensive starters returning from last year’s championship squad, including first team All-PFL performers Scott Gray (RB), Donnie Gilmore (OL) and Zach Watkins (WR).