Less than one week after parting ways with Tom O’Brien, NC State has hired Dave Doeren from Northern Illionis. Doeren just led the NIU Huskies to their second straight MAC Championship and an outside chance at a BCS bowl game. In his two years at NIU, Doeren has a 23-4 overall record.
“I am honored and excited to join the Wolfpack. NC State has world-class facilities and fans that are second to none, I want to thank Chancellor Woodson and Debbie Yow for this tremendous opportunity. My family and I can’t wait to get to Raleigh and become Wolfpackers. While I look forward to our future at State, I want to acknowledge and thank the Northern Illinois players and fans for their support the last two years, especially President Peters and athletic director Jeff Compher.” – Dave Doreren
NIU AD Jeff Compher is a former NC State employee and recommended Doeren to Yow.