RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has hired former East Carolina head coach and Oklahoma assistant Ruffin McNeill for an advisory role on its football staff.
The school said Tuesday that McNeill would serve as a special assistant to head coach Dave Doeren. Duties include assisting player development analysis, leading special projects and outreach to alumni, campus and community groups.
Doeren says McNeill has been “a mentor to me since I was 24 years old.” McNeill was the Pirates’ head coach from 2010-15 and guided his alma mater to four bowl appearances.
He later joined Oklahoma’s staff for three seasons as assistant head coach.