We mentioned before that Dwayne Ledford was a potential new hire for the Wolfpack earlier this month, and it looks like we were right. NC State hired Ledford last week after hiring Eliah Drinkwitz and the new coaches seem happy to be working together.
— Eliah Drinkwitz (@CoachDrinkwitz) January 18, 2016
Ledford will be the new offensive line coach and run game coordinator. As a North Carolina native, Ledford lived in Raleigh during his seven year NFL career and just finished his fourth year with Appalachian State as the offensive line coach and his third as the co-offensive coordinator for the run game.
While Ledford was with the Mountaineers, App averaged 257.2 rushing yards per game over the past two seasons and set a Sun Belt single season record with 11 wins in the 2015 season.
The combination of his successful coaching career and his playing experience makes it look like Ledford will be a good fit with the Wolfpack and can really be an asset to our running game. Hopefully he will be a good fit for State’s top running back, Matt Dayes, who was unfortunately unable to finish out this season due to injury and rising sophomores Reggie Gallasby and Nyheim Hines.
However, his stats prove his skill, while his connections to North Carolina, and more specifically Raleigh, will make it easy for Ledford to connect with the fans.
You can find more information on Ledford’s history with this link, and more NC State news like this before it happens here at StateFans Nation.