We’ve been following Coach Doeren’s football staff hirings on both the main SFN blog as well as in real time on our message forums.
With this report that Dunn native and former NC State linebacker, Clayton White, is returning to Raleigh, Coach Dave Doeren has completed his new coaching staff.
Other than White, Dave Huxtable (Pitt & significant past ACC experience) and Des Kitchens (NC State), the rest of the new staff includes four assistants that have followed Coach D from Northern Illinois and two assistants that coached at Wisconsin last year but were on Doeren’s staff at NIU in 2011. Here is a quick briefing of recent developments – partly quoted from here.
- Eddie Faulkner, who spent last season at Wisconsin, will coach the Wolfpack tight ends and fullbacks and serve as special teams coordinator.
- Former NFL wide receiver Frisman Jackson will coach the same position for the Wolfpack. Jackson spent last season on Doeren’s staff at Northern Illinois.
- Desmond “Des” Kitchings will remain on the Wolfpack staff as running backs coach. Kitchings coached running backs and tight ends for the Wolfpack in 2012.
- Matt Canada has joined the staff as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Canada comes to the Wolfpack from Wisconsin, where he spent the 2012 season in that same position.
- Dave Huxtable, a 31-year coaching veteran, has joined his staff and will serve as defensive coordinator. Huxtable comes to Raleigh after spending last season as defensive coordinator at Pitt.
- Mike Uremovich is a former head coach with offensive coordinator experience.
- Richard McNutt brings a lot of excitement and a strong recruiting reputation. He won a National Championship at Ohio State and has coached in the NFL (Cleveland Browns) and at Northern Illinois, Kent State, Ohio State and Toledo.
- Jason Veltkamp comes from the SEC’s Arkansas, and he worked with Urban Meyer and Kyle Whittingham on championship teams at Utah. He also was at Louisville with Bobby Petrino when they one a Big East championship.
Dave Huxtable – Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers
Ryan Nielson – Defensive Line and Recruiting Coordinator
Clayton White – To Be Announced
Richard McNutt – Cornerbacks
Matt Canada – Offensive Coordinator
Mike Uremovich – Offensive Line
Frisman Jackson – Wide Receivers
Des Kitchens – Running Backs
Eddie Faulkner – Tight Ends, Fullbacks & Special Teams
Jason Veltkamp – Strength and Conditioning
A couple of final notes:
- Rumors around campus indicate that former NC State linebacker, Clayton White, is in the mix for a job on Doeren’s staff. That would awesome!! White played for about three years in the NFL and is currently on staff at UConn. He is originally from Eastern North Carolina (Dunn) and would be a great addition to the staff. (Link to biography)
- Former NC State assistant, Mike Reed, has accepted a job on staff at Clemson. (Click here for more discussion)