Dave Doeren has tabbed former Duke head coach Ted Roof as the 10th member of the NC State Football coaching staff, effective January 1, 2018, the first day that NCAA rules allow FBS coaching staffs to expand from nine to ten full members. Roof will hold the titles of Associate Head Coach and Co-Defensive Coordinator, while also sharing duties with Aaron Henry in coaching the safeties and nickels in the defensive secondary.
It is yet to be seen how the defensive coordinating duties will be split between Roof and Dave Huxtable, or what (if any) impact this hire has on Huxtable's long-term prospects on the NC State staff, but Roof is no stranger to the Defensive Coordinator position. Roof has had eight stops as the DC at seven different schools spanning 18 years, with 31 years of total coaching experience at the collegiate level. Roof's DC experience includes stops at UMass, Western Carolina, Georgia Tech (twice), Duke, Minnesota, Auburn (where he helped win the 2010 National Title), and Penn State.
With Roof's coaching duties also set to include safeties and nickels, it will be interesting to see if Aaron Henry's role or scope of responsibilities changes at all.
Welcome aboard, Ted!