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David Corley Jr Named Penn State Running Backs Coach

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Corley will be tasked with leading a unit that’s led by former five-star recruit Miles Sanders.

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Penn State has filled its 10th assistant coach position, hiring David Corley Jr. to takeover as running backs coach. Corley is replacing former running backs coach Charles Huff, who followed Joe Moorhead to Mississippi State.

Originally from Carolina, Corley was a four-year starter at quarterback for William & Mary from 1999-2002. Following his playing days, Corley returned to William & Mary as an offensive assistant coach, spending six years on staff coaching the running backs, quarterbacks, and wide receivers. He moved onto UConn in 2014 with new head coach Bob Diaco, spending three years bouncing between running backs and wide receivers, while also helping out on special teams. Corley spent the past season at Army, where he coached the wide receiving unit.

While this is an under-the-radar hire for sure, Corley appears to be a great fit for what Penn State is looking for. Coaching in Virginia for six years, Corley should have strong ties to the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia), a region that Charles Huff hit hard. I would expect Corley to pick right up where Huff left off on the recruiting trail.

Welcome to Penn State, Coach Corley!