McCorvey, 53, comes to State from the University of Tennessee where he has served the past five seasons as the Volunteers' running backs coach. With McCorvey heading the UT running game, the Volunteers have posted a 46-14 overall record during that time frame. He has helped guide Tennessee to the 2000 Fiesta, 2001 Cotton, 2002 Florida Citrus, 2002 and '03 Peach Bowls.
Under McCorvey's leadership, Tennessee has maintained the school's reputation of having a hard-nosed rushing attack. The Volunteers' led the Southeastern Conference in rushing in 1999, averaging 191.3 yards per game.
McCorvey's work helped tailback Travis Stephens pace the SEC in rushing in 2001 with 1,464 yards. He was named first-team, all-America that season and narrowly missed winning the Doak Walker Award as the country's premier running back. One year prior, McCorvey helped tailback Travis Henry finish second in the league and 14th nationally in rushing with 1,314 yards. During that team-rushing, league-leading '99 season, current National Football League star Jamal Lewis was third among conference ground-gainers.
Prior to joining Phillip Fulmer's staff at Tennessee, McCorvey worked one season at the University of South Carolina (1998), where he served as the Gamecocks' receivers coach. USC averaged 231 yards per game receiving, the fifth-best passing offense in the SEC that year.
McCorvey took the South Carolina job following an eight-year stay at the University of Alabama from 1990-97. McCorvey served seven seasons as the Tide receivers coach, and the 1996 campaign as the team's offensive coordinator.
During those first seven seasons under head coach Gene Stallings, Alabama posted a 70-16-1 overall record on the field. During that time, UA was invited to the 1991 Fiesta Bowl, the 1991 Blockbuster Bowl, the 1993 Sugar Bowl, the 1993 Gator Bowl, the 1995 Citrus Bowl, and the 1997 Outback Bowl. Alabama won the SEC Championship and the national title during an undefeated '92 campaign.
With McCorvey at the controls of the offense in 1996, Alabama finished 10-3 overall, including a win over Michigan in the Outback Bowl. That team threw for 2,192 yards, still the seventh-most yards passing in school history.
Before his SEC tenure, McCorvey worked seven years at Clemson University (1983-89). With McCorvey coaching the tight ends from 1983-85 and the wide receivers from 1986-89, Clemson posted a 60-19-3 overall record. During that time frame, the Tigers were invited to the 1985 Independence Bowl, the 1986 and '89 Gator Bowls, as well as the 1988 and '89 Florida Citrus Bowls.
The 1984 Tiger receivers combined for 1,858 yards, the fourth-most in a Clemson single season, and the '89 pass catchers had 1,720 yards receiving, the ninth best in school history.
From 1979-82, he served as an assistant coach at Alabama A&M. He began his collegiate coaching career at North Carolina Central in 1978. McCorvey began his coaching career with a six-year stint at Tate High School in Pensacola, Fla.
A quarterback at Alabama State University from 1968-72, McCorvey earned his bachelor's degree from ASU in 1972 and a master's degree from the University of West Florida in 1977.
A native of Atmore, Ala., McCorvey is married to the former Ann Brown, and the couple has a son, Marlon.