RELEASE: White Named Defensive Coordinator at Western Kentucky

RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State safeties coach and co-special teams coordinator Clayton White has been named the defensive coordinator for the 2016 Conference USA Champion Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers. White, a former Wolfpack linebacker, has been a member of Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren's staff since 2013.

NC State safeties coach and co-special teams coordinator Clayton White has been named the defensive coordinator for the 2016 Conference USA Champion Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers. White, a former Wolfpack linebacker, has been a member of Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren's staff since 2013.

"Although our staff and players will miss him, we're very happy and proud of Clayton," said Doeren. "He is a hard-working, knowledgeable coach who has been an integral part of our staff. It's rewarding as a head coach to help another coach reach his goals, and it's been his goal to be a defensive coordinator. As a former player, he will always be a part of the Wolfpack family."

White, who coached the Wolfpack's leading tackler in two of the past three seasons, spent the 2010 season as the defensive backs coach at WKU. 

"Although leaving is hard, this is an opportunity that I'm ready for and looking forward to," said White. "I'm proud of where the program is now and I can't wait to watch them do great things. It will be gratifying for Kelly and I to know we were there for the foundation and to watch the players we've recruited, developed and coached continue to succeed. NC State has been a part of my life for a long time and will continue to be.

"I want to thank our administration, Coach Doeren, Coach Huxtable, Coach Nielsen, Coach Barlow and the rest of the staff for their support. It means a lot.'


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