David Lippincott is in his second season with a Bengals full staff position in 2012. He will serve again as defensive quality control coach, and this season his title also includes a designation as assistant linebackers coach, a role in which he will work with LBs coach Paul Guenther.
This is Lippincott’s fifth season with the Bengals. From 2008-10, he was in a support role as a coaching assistant.
Lippincott handles defensive video breakdowns and game plan preparation, and he has had previous on-field duties with front-seven players. Last season, his work contributed to Cincinnati finishing seventh in the NFL in fewest yards allowed (316.3 per game) and ninth in fewest points allowed per game (20.2).
Also, the Bengals finished the season with 45 sacks, fifth in the NFL and up 60 percent from a total of 27 during an injury-plagued 2010 season. Fifteen players contributed to the sack total, tied for the most in franchise history with the exception of a 1987 club that essentially had two different rosters due to strike replacement play.
The 2011 defense also posted top 10 NFL rankings in fewest yards allowed per play (fourth at 5.0), fewest yards per rushing play (eighth at 3.9) and fewest yards per passing play (fourth at 6.8).
As a Bengals coaching assistant from 2008-10, Lippincott’s duties included advance scouting and coaching wide receivers, as well as game preparation. His 2009 work contributed to Cincinnati's 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 (2003-04) and three seasons at Richmond (2005-07). 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 2005 team was a quarterfinalist in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs, and the ’07 team was a semifinalist in the (renamed) FCS division.
Lippincott 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, Bengals. 2011-present: AC, Bengals.