Dave Doeren’s NC State-related tidbits

Any of our traditional readers know that we love to find unique relationships and observations regarding all things NC State.  The hiring of Dave Doeren provides us a few unique items to share.

  1. Dave Doeren was an assistant coach for the Kansas Jayhawks from 2002-2005.  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.


  2. Doeren has been working for Athletics Director, Jeff Compher while at Northern Illinois.  (Link to Compher’s biography). Compher’s FIRST job in college administration happened to be at North Carolina State University where he was 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).   Compher moved into sports administration around the same time that Dick Sheridan arrived in Raleigh.  Compher’s path also appears to show just a little over-lap with Todd Turner.  (yuck)
    • He was an 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. 

  4. 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.


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19 Responses to Dave Doeren’s NC State-related tidbits

  1. Trout 12/02/2012 at 11:52 AM #
  2. Trout 12/02/2012 at 11:53 AM #
  3. projectwentynine 12/02/2012 at 12:38 PM #

    So will Double D coach the Pack in our bowl game? (Have seen that TOB will not be on the sidelines and that Double D will not coach Northern Illinois in their bowl, but haven’t seen any reference to this possibility.)

  4. old13 12/02/2012 at 12:48 PM #

    No, 29. Dana Bible was announced as the interim HC for the bowl game at the PC about TOB’s firing. It would be highly unusual, if not totally unheard of, for a new HC to come in and coach a bowl game under such circumstances for numerous reeasons.

  5. albunde6 12/02/2012 at 12:56 PM #

    These pictures are the result of a competent,professional process. New coach able to observe Dec practice and watch bowl game. New coach will have time to sure up existing commitments and poach other teams recruits. DY gets an A+.

  6. mak4dpak 12/02/2012 at 1:10 PM #

    So still wanna know where we are going bowling. Anyone know?

  7. john of sparta 12/02/2012 at 4:20 PM #

    same agent?

  8. vtpackfan 12/02/2012 at 4:31 PM #

    Agent + lake Lure turned us into a destination job. Fact is always fiction

  9. ADVENTUROO 12/02/2012 at 4:33 PM #


    I have watched a LOT of pressers – sports, corporate, political, charitable, etc.

    Dave Doeren’s is in the top five…

    He did not hesitate on any subject and showed professionalism when it came to matters that he did not think needed to be discussed.

    His rather quiet personality and his background and work ethic were impressive on paper.

    His comments today show, to me, a very genuine person that will recruit, coach and win for us.

    I can NOT be happier about the decision. He was very open about having done his homework as he said (and Valvano said the same thing…..) “we’re probably going to MOVE after this season”.

    How many times have we hired a coach that was this open and also had the credentials.

    I, for one, am VERY pleased….

    So much for the “interviewed” earlier this week.

    Talk about a whirlwind courtship…..THANK GOD for the rapport that Debbie Yow had with Dave and Mark’s agent.

    This is a phenominal HIRE!

    GO PACK!

  10. old13 12/02/2012 at 4:48 PM #

    wow, ADVENTUROO! Contain yourself!

    (I had the same reaction to the PC, though!)

  11. JohnGalt78 12/02/2012 at 5:26 PM #

    This guy is a WINNER!

  12. OG - RedTerrors 12/02/2012 at 6:02 PM #

    I don’t think we will have any worries about embarrassment for this team.

    Not in the form of discipline issues on/off field (amato), nor in the form of totally uninspired and unexpected losses (TOB).

  13. GAWolf 12/02/2012 at 8:23 PM #

    One thing that really stuck out to me was his use of pronouns. When he discussed the decision it was “we.” When he discussed the what coaches he would hire he said those guys we’ll be touching “our” players everyday and they need to be the right people.

    Mutual respect is something that I’m not sure was always there for TOB. This guy seems to foster that with his players, and that will be huge, I think, for building consistency. A a coach when your guys may or may not go out and give you everything they have each week, you’re going to have some drastic performance differentials from week to week.

    So far, I think this guy completely fits the mold of Yow and Woodson and the pillars upon which they lead.

    He’s the right fit. There’s little doubt of that for me.

    What I’m most concerned about is will he get the lucky bounces that must happen for a coach to be truly successfully. Will he catch the break of getting a guy in here to lead his team who has the “it” factor he bestowed upon Lynch in the press conference? Will his running back get over the goal line in the fourth quarter at our rival’s house? Will the dropped ball in a critical moment bounce back up into our arms?

    There is so much that must go right for a guy to have huge success as a college football coach, and a lot of it, while certainly being the place where preparation meets opportunity, is still pretty much luck.

  14. tlk1969 12/02/2012 at 8:25 PM #

    I am really stoked about Coach Doeren!

    Especially considering the myriad HC jobs vacant, this is nothing short of a HOMERUN!– maybe I should say “TOUCHDOWN!”

    Welcome, Coach Doeren! Thank you, Dr. Yow!

  15. choppack1 12/02/2012 at 9:29 PM #

    Gawolf – while luck does play a.factor, I am a firm believer in that those breaks even out over time, and that you have to do what you can to ” earn” the good fortune by doing the little things.

    Hopefully, we will do these things. Yow did a great job and I am thrilled with hire.

  16. oceanman 12/02/2012 at 9:31 PM #

    Interesting entry by GAWOLF. Will we get the lucky bounces. Remember that “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity”. If Dave D likes fly fishing in the mountains, wait till he hooks an albicore on a #10 rod in the ocean. Like hooking one of his linebackers. Welcome to North Carolina Dave. We are glad you are here and look forward to your teams and getting to know you. God bless Debbie Yow.

  17. tuckerdorm1983 12/02/2012 at 10:32 PM #

    Vandy is a tough team. They have a great QB in Jordan Rogers. They got the Tenn coach fired after they whipped them silly. They have a good RB and a couple of good receivers in Matthews and Boyd. On defense they are solid. Their only losses this year were to South Carolina, Georgia, Northwestern and Florida. Coach Franklin was the first one asked to come to Raleigh but passed. My call is ass whipping. Vandy is basically playing at home. I say Vandy wins in a high scoring affair 48-24.

  18. JeremyH 12/03/2012 at 6:53 AM #

    “Especially considering the myriad HC jobs vacant, this is nothing short of a HOMERUN!– maybe I should say “TOUCHDOWN!””

    Yes, just say touchdown, since its about football.

  19. 44rules 12/03/2012 at 8:25 AM #

    I guess guy Pack fans soon will find out if we like double D’s on men as well as women.

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