NC State Football Coaching Staff

Last Game

East Carolina
Win 58-3
Dec 1, 2018
Raleigh, NC

Dave Doeren

NC State Head Coach

Dave Doeren has been NC State's head coach since the 2013 season. Prior to being hired by the Wolfpack, Doeren spent two years as head coach at Northern Illinois.

Eli Drinkwitz

Offensive Coordinator/QBs Coach

Eli Drinkwitz was hired as NC State offensive coordinator in 2016 after spending one season as offensive coordinator at Boise State.

Des Kitchings

Assistant HC for Offense/RBs Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

Des Kitchings arrived at NC State in 2012 after previous stops at Vanderbilt and Air Force. Kitchings has held a variety of roles during his tenure and is now the Wolfpack's Recruiting Coordinator.

George McDonald

Wide Receivers Coach/Passing Game Coordinator

George McDonald arrived at NC State in 2015 after stints at Syracuse, Arkansas, and Miami. He also has coached in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns.

Eddie Faulkner

Tight Ends/Fullbacks/Special Teams Coordinator

Eddie Faulkner was on Dave Doeren's first staff at NC State in 2013. Faulkner has also coached at Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, and Wisconsin.

Dwayne Ledford

Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator

Dwayne Ledford arrived at NC State in 2015 after previously holding the same positions at App State. Ledford, who played several years in the NFL, has also coached at Gardner-Webb and Tennessee State.

Kevin Patrick

Defensive Line Coach

A coaching veteran, Kevin Patrick arrived at NC State in 2017 after serving as defensive line coach at Texas Tech. He's also coached at North Texas and South Florida, and Patrick was an All-American dominant defensive lineman for the University of Miami.

Dave Huxtable

Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

Dave Huxtable arrived at NC State in 2013 after serving as defensive coordinator at Pittsburgh. Huxtable has held a variety of coaching positions at Wisconsin, Georgia Tech, UCF, ECU, and UNC among others.

George Barlow

Assistant Head Coach for Defense/Cornerbacks

George Barlow arrived at NC State in 2014. He previously coached at Oklahoma, Vanderbilt, New Mexico, and James Madison among others.

Aaron Henry

Safeties Coach

Aaron Henry took over as safeties coach at NC State in 2017 after coaching defensive backs at Rutgers. Henry played for Dave Doeren at Wisconsin, where Henry was a star safety for the Badgers.

Ted Roof

Associate Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

Ted Roof is in his first season at NC State. He was previously the defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech and was the head coach at Duke

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