Penn State hires 10th assistant coach to lead the running backs

"He has an infectious personality and competitiveness that will impact our running back room".

Corley takes over for Huff, who departed a month ago to join Joe Moorhead at Mississippi State.

Penn State head coach James Franklin filled the new 10 assistant coach position allowed by the NCAA by announcing the hiring Friday of David Corley as the Nittany Lions' new running back coach.

Corley spent six seasons on the coaching staff at William & Mary as running backs coach, quarterbacks coach and wide receivers coach and passing games coordinator.

In his press conference on December 20, after Penn State had signed 21 players to national letters of intent, Franklin said he told Ricky Slade, a five-star running back that signed with the Nittany Lions, to trust his hiring of the new running backs coach.

Corley, who played his college football at William & Mary, said he and his family were "very excited about the opportunity to join the Penn State family". Ricky Rahne was elevated to offensive coordinator in December and couldn't asked for a much better debut in the Nittany Lions' Fiesta Bowl victory, his first game as the full-time coordinator.

"David is a dynamic football coach who will be a great fit in our program", Franklin said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to working with this awesome staff and these outstanding student-athletes". A 2002 graduate and four-year starter, the North Carolina native set program records in passing yards, total offense and touchdown passes.

With the Huskies, Corley did a little bit of everything during his three years there, serving as the offensive coordinator and running backs coach and also coaching the special teams and receivers. He went on to play in the Canadian Football League as well as the Arena Football League before ending his playing career in 2006.

Prior to his stint at Army, Corley was at the University of CT for three seasons where he served in a variety of roles, including running backs coach, special teams coordinator, wide receivers coach and director of player engagement. He was also the program's Director of Player Engagement.

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