Sources: Swepson to be Named New Elon Coach

Pack Pride has learned that Wolfpack tailbacks coach Jason Swepson will be named the new head coach at Elon. An official announcement from Elon could come as early as tomorrow.

Pack Pride has learned that Wolfpack tailbacks coach Jason Swepson will be named the new head coach at Elon. An official announcement from Elon could come as early as tomorrow. Swepson would be replacing former Phoenix head coach Pete Lembo who resigned to take the head coaching position at Ball State.

Swepson has been on the NC State coaching staff since head coach Tom O'Brien took over the Wolfpack's head coaching job in 2007. He was also the running back's coach under O'Brien from 1999-2006 while at Boston College.
            
Since 1999, Swepson has coached in 10 bowl games. He has also coached two NFL players, Andre Brown at NC State and William Green at Boston College.

Swepson is the seventh assistant coach who has worked under Tom O'Brien to be named head coach. The others include: Al Golden (Miami), Jeff Jagodzinski (BC), Mike London (UVA), Bob Shoop (Columbia), Frank Spaziani (BC), Don Treadwell (Miami, Ohio).

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Coaching Bio from GoPack.com

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: Lettered at running back and wide receiver for Boston College (1988-92). Inducted into the Seekonk (Mass.) Hall of Fame for his athletic accomplishments in high school. A prep All-American in both football and track, he was also an all-state performer in both sports. The Massachusetts 100-meter champion in 1987 and the state and New England champion in the 200 meters in 1988.

EDUCATION: Earned a B.S. in human development from Boston College in 1992.

PERSONAL DATA: Born 4/28/70 in Seehonk, Mass. Married to the former Tanya Sparkes of Burlington, Mass. The couple has two daughters: Kiana (13) and Nadia (4) and a son, Payton (2).

BOWL EXPERIENCE:
At NC State - 2008 Papajohns.com Bowl; At Boston College - 2006 Meineke Care Care Bowl; 2005 MPC Computers Bowl, 2004 Continental Tire Bowl, 2003 Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl, 2002 Motor City Bowl, 2001 Music City Bowl, 2000 Aloha Bowl, 1999 Insight.com Bowl.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: Helped coach Andre Brown to over 1,000 all-purpose yards and a team-leading nine touchdowns in 2008. Brown led the team in rushing and was second in receptions and third in receiving yards. Swepson's running backs accounted for a third of the Wolfpack's receptions in 2008 (66 of 197) - as a team NC State ranked third in the ACC in passing. BC led the ACC in total offense in 2005 and ranked second in 2006. Coached running backs L.V. Whitworth and Andre Callender, who combined for 1,515 yards and eight TDs in 2005. In 2004, the duo ran for 1,260 yards. An Eagle back rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of Swepson's first five years at BC, including Cedric Washington (1999), William Green (2000, 2001) and Derrick Knight (2002 and 2003), who became BC's all-time leading rusher. In 2001, Green was the second-leading rusher in the country with 1,559 yards, the second-highest single-season total in school history. He finished his collegiate career ranked third all-time on the BC rushing list with 2,974 yards. He was a consensus first-team All-America selection. Swepson also worked with Green in 2000, when he gained 1,164 yards on the ground and earned All-Big East first-team honors. In 1999, Washington gained 1,122 yards on the ground and earned All-Big East first-team honors.

PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS COACHED: At Boston College - William Green; At NC State - Andre Brown, Toney Baker.

Jason Swepson's Coaching Career
1992: Bates College - Running Backs
1993: Rhode Island - Tight Ends/Tackles
1994-95: Boston University - Wide Receivers
1996: Holy Cross - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
1997-98: Northeastern - Running Backs/Tight Ends
1998: Jacksonville Jaguars - Wide Receivers Internship
1999: San Diego Chargers - Running Backs Internship
2000: Miami Dolphins - Running Backs Internship
1999-2006: Boston College - Running Backs
2007-pres.: NC State - Running Backs


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