RALEIGH N.C. State football coach Dave Doeren has announced that Drew Hughes has joined his staff and will serve as the Wolfpack’s director of player personnel. Hughes spent last season in that same position at Central Florida.
In his role with the Wolfpack, Hughes will oversee the operational aspects of recruiting, including all on-campus recruiting efforts. He will organize official visit weekends, unofficial visits, junior days, mailings and other recruiting-related matters.
Prior to joining the Knights’ football staff in December of 2011, Hughes spent five seasons with the University of Alabama, serving as a recruiting specialist for Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban from 2007-11 and helping with the daily operations for the Nick Saban Summer Camps from 2008-11. He also spent four years on the football video staff.
At Alabama, he worked under Ed Marynowitz, who is now the assistant director of pro scouting for the Philadelphia Eagles.
“I’m really excited to have Drew Hughes join the Wolfpack family,” Doeren said. “He has a great passion for recruiting, is extremely organized and trained under Ed Marynowitz, who is one of the best in the business at Alabama. I look forward to the energy and organization he’ll bring to the position.”
Duke: The 2013 NCAA Zone B Diving Championships reached their conclusion Wednesday at the University of Tennessee’s Allan Jones Aquatic Center, with two Duke divers qualifying for the NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships.
Junior Nick McCrory bested the field in the men’s platform competition Wednesday afternoon, totaling 947.00 points over two rounds of diving. The Chapel Hill native earned 469.20 points in the preliminary round and increased his total with a score of 477.80 in the event final. Two of McCrory’s finals dives registered in the 90-point range, as he received an award of 93.60 from the judges on his opening dive, a back 21/2 somersault with 21/2 twists in the pike position, and scored 96.00 points on his armstand dive in the fifth round.
North Carolina: Four Tar Heels have qualified for the 2013 NCAA Fencing Championships, to be held March 21-24 at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas. Gillian Litynski will compete in women’s sabre, Joseph Alter in men’s foil and Jackson Bryant-Comstock and Sam Austin in men’s sabre.
This is the second consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championships for Litynski, a sophomore from Niskayuna, N.Y. She finished 18th overall in women’s sabre in 2012.