Any of our traditional readers know that we love to find unique relationships and observations regarding all things NC State. Â The hiring of Dave Doeren provides us a few unique items to share.
- Dave Doeren was an assistant coach for the Kansas Jayhawks from 2002-2005. Â That means that he was on the Kansas sideline in the 2003 Tangerine Bowl where Philip Rivers set multiple offensive records in NC State’s 56-26 drubbing of the Jayhawks.
- Doeren has been working for Athletics Director, Jeff CompherÂ while at Northern Illinois. Â (Link to Compher’s biography).Â Compher’s FIRST job in college administration happened to be at North Carolina State University where he wasÂ assistant director of Housing and Residence Life from 1982 to 1986 (meaning he was on campus for the Wolfpack’s 1983 National Championship Basketball experience). Â Compher moved into sports administration around the same time that Dick Sheridan arrived in Raleigh. Â Compher’s path also appears to show just a little over-lap with Todd Turner. Â (yuck)
- He was anÂ assistant athletic director at N.C. State from 1986-92 where he managed student-athlete support services units, established the first life skills program and handled scheduling and travel for the football and men’s basketball teams. He was the assistant to the chancellor at N.C. State before moving on to Vanderbilt and back into athletics administration.
- I still need to confirm the following, but it was conveyed to us this week that Doeren shares the same agent as does NC State Men’s Basketball Coach, Mark Gottfried.