NC State Football Coaching Staff

Last Game

Maryland
Loss 12-16
Dec 30, 2022
Charlotte, NC
Dave Doeren

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.

Tony Gibson

Tony Gibson

Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

NC State head coach Dave Doeren has announced that Tony Gibson will join the Wolfpack coaching staff as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach. Gibson, who has earned a reputation as a developer of talent as well as a strong recruiter, comes to the Wolfpack from West Virginia.

A 23-year coaching vet, Gibson comes to the Wolfpack after his second stint at West Virginia, where he has served as associate head coach for the past three seasons, defensive coordinator for the past five seasons and has coached linebackers (2014-18) and safeties (2013).

Kurt Roper

Kurt Roper

Running Backs Coach

Roper joined NC State for the 2019 season and brings a wealth of experience, plus a familiarity with the Triangle area, to NC State, having served as an offensive coordinator for two SEC programs and another in the ACC.

He was named running backs coach in 2020.

Joker Philips

Joker Philips

WR Coach

KENTUCKY '85

35th year in coaching, 2nd at NC State

CAREER EXPERIENCE:

34th year in coaching, 1st at NC State

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

COLLEGE - As a wide receiver at Kentucky, finished his career fifth on the school receiving list with 75 receptions for 935 yards and nine touchdowns. PROFESSIONAL - Played two seasons in the NFL with Washington (1985 and 1987) and spent one year (1986) with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

EDUCATION:

Earned a B.A. in advertising from Kentucky in 1986.

PERSONAL DATA:

Born May 12, 1963 in Franklin, Kentucky.

BOWL EXPERIENCE:

AS A PLAYER - 1983 Hall of Fame Classic, 1984 Hall of Fame Classic; AS A COACH - NC State - 2021 Holiday Bowl*; Ohio State: 2016 Fiesta Bowl; Minnesota: 2000 MicronPC.com Bowl, 1999 Sun Bowl; Cincinnati: 1997 Humanitarian Bowl; Kentucky: 2010 BBVA Compass Bowl, 2009 Music City Bowl, 2008 Liberty Bowl, 2007 Music City Bowl, 2006 Music City Bowl, 1993 Peach Bowl.

COACHING HIGHLIGHTS:

Overall:

- Has experience coaching in the college and professional ranks, has served as a coordinator and head coach.

- 11 of his wide receivers have gone on to become NFL draft picks.

- Worked with Pack OC Tim Beck at Ohio State (2016) and with RB coach Kurt Roper at Kentucky (2005) and with the Cleveland Browns (2015).

- Named one of the nation’s top recruiters by SI.com and Rivals.com.

At NC State:

- WR Emeka Emezie was a second-team All-ACC selection in 2021. Ememzie also set a new school record for most career receptions (229), and ranks third all-time in receiving yards (2,895) and sixth in TD catches (19).

At Maryland:

- In 2019 and 2020, Phillips coached All-Big Ten wide receiver Dontay Demus Jr. at Maryland and helped the Terps’ offense score 142 points in the first two games of the ‘19season (79 - Howard, 63 - #21 Syracuse), the most by a Big Ten team since 1936 (Ohio State, 1996) and the third most by any FBS team over that span. Demus ranked eighth in the Big Ten in receiving last season.

At Cincinnati:

- Bearcats went 11-2 and downed Virginia Tech in the 2018 Military Bowl.

- Under his tutelage, wide receiver Kahlil Lewis ranked seventh in the American Athletic by averaging 4.3 receptions per game for 782 yards and nine touchdowns.

At Kentucky:

- Became the first coach in Kentucky history to lead the team to a bowl game in his first season (BBVA Compass Bowl), and he won more games than any first-year UK coach since Blanton Collier in 1954.

- As offensive coordinator in 2007, he guided Kentucky’s offense to a school record 475 points. That season he also helped the Wildcats defeat No. 1 LSU, 43-37.

At Minnesota:

- Guided All-Big Ten wide receiver Ron Johnson, who went on to play for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens.

At Notre Dame:

- In his year at Notre Dame, Phillips placed two wideouts in the NFL, Javin Hunter and David Givens.

At South Carolina:

- In 2002, Gamecocks newcomer Troy Williamson earned SEC All-Freshman honors that year and went on to become the No. 7 pick in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

YEAR BY YEAR WITH JOKER PHILLIPS

Year(s) School Position
1988-89 Kentucky GA
1990 Kentucky Asst. Recruiting Coordinator
1991-96 Kentucky Wide Receivers
1997 Cincinnati Wide Receivers
1998 Cincinnati Defensive Baks
1999-00 Minnesota Wide Receivers
2001 Notre Dame Wide Receivers
2002 South Carolina Wide Receivers
2002-04 Kentucky Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator
2005-08 Kentucky Offensive Coordinator/WR
2009 Kentucky Head Coach of the Offense/WR
2010-12 Kentucky Head Coach
2013 Florida Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator
2015 Cleveland Browns Wide Receivers
2016 Ohio State Offense Quality Control
2017-18 Cincinnati Wide Receivers
2019-20 Maryland Co-Offensive Coordinator/WR
2021-pres. NC State Assistant Head Coach/WR

Todd Goebbel

Todd Goebbel

Tight Ends Coach/ST Coordinator

NC State hired Todd Goebbel prior to the 2019 season.

Charley Wiles

Charley Wiles

Defensive Line Coach

NC State hired Wiles prior to the 2020 season.

Joe DeForest

Joe DeForest

Safeties Coach

NC State hired Joe DeForest prior to the 2020 season.

Brian Mitchell

Brian Mitchell

Cornerbacks Coach

NC State hired Brian Mitchell prior to the 2020 season.

Freddie Aughtry-Lindsay

Freddie Aughtry-Lindsay

Nickels Coach

NC State hired Freddie Aughtry-Lindsay prior to the 2020 season.

John Garrison

John Garrison

Offensive Line Coach

NC State head football coach Dave Doeren has announced the hiring of John Garrison as the Wolfpack's new offensive line coach. Garrison joins the program after spending last season at Florida Atlantic. At FAU, Garrison coached the offensive line and served as run game coordinator. Inheriting a unit that had lost three starters from the previous season his 2018 line ranked 14th in the FBS in sacks allowed, giving up just 1.17 per game. The Owls also led Conference USA and ranked 14th nationally in rushing with 241.8 yards per contest.

 
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