Penn State football announced that David Corley has been hired as running backs coach. He replaces Charles Huff who recently left the program to join Joe Moorhead's staff at Mississippi State.
Corley most recently served as the wide receivers coach at Army and coached the running backs at two prior stops.
“David is a dynamic football coach who will be a great fit in our program,” Franklin said in a statement. “I have gotten to know David over the last several years and followed his career closely. He has continuously impressed me with his drive and passion for the game and recruiting. He has an infectious personality and competitiveness that will impact our running back room. People I respect in this profession think the world of David and his family and we feel they will be a tremendous addition to our Penn State community.”
"My family and I are very excited about the opportunity to join the Penn State family! I have admired Coach Franklin's work for a long time,” Corley said. “I'm looking forward to working with this awesome staff and these outstanding student-athletes!"
Corley helped the Black Knights to a second-straight bowl win and the Commander in Chief’s Trophy in 2017. Army won back-to-back bowl games for just the second time in school history and claimed the Commander in Chief’s Trophy for the first time since 1996. The Black Knights also tied the school record with 10 wins.
Prior to his stint at Army, Corley was at the University of Connecticut 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. In his final season with the Huskies, Corley guided Arkeel Newsome to more than 1,400 all-purpose yards with 715 rushing yards and five touchdowns to go along with 273 receiving yards. He also served as the offensive coordinator for the Huskies for the final month of the season.
A native of Salisbury, North Carolina, he graduated from William & Mary with a degree in history in 2002. Corley was inducted into the William & Mary Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.