RELEASE: NC State Revamps Recruiting Staff

RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State Football program has totally revamped its recruiting staff for 2017.  Head coach Dave Doeren has brought in personnel who have worked in Big Ten, SEC and ACC recruiting departments.

Joining the Wolfpack program to lead the recruiting efforts is veteran Billy Glasscock, who will serve as Director of Player Personnel.  Glasscock will oversee the recruiting department and will be responsible for directing all recruiting activities and functions.

Glasscock comes to Raleigh from the University of Minnesota, where he has served as the director of recruiting operations since 2011. In 2014, national recruiting analyst Tom Lemming named him one of five national directors of recruiting operations of the year.

"Billy has done a tremendous job building programs and has a blueprint for success," said Doeren. "At Minnesota, they recruited North Carolina, Georgia and Florida well.  He has great experience, passion, vision and organization and I'm excited about what he brings to our recruiting staff."

Prior to joining the Minnesota staff, Glasscock was a recruiting operations assistant and assistant strength and conditioning coach at Northern Illinois for two years. He has also coached at Arizona Western College and Joliet Junior College.

Glasscock holds a bachelor's degree from the United States Sports Academy. He and his wife Amanda have twin daughters, Ava and Maddie.

"This is a great time to be at NC State," said Glasscock. "Our staff brings a variety of strengths and experiences to the program and I'm looking forward to helping implement Coach Doeren's vision in terms of recruiting."

Joining Glasscock is Will Christopherson, who will serve as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel. Christopherson comes to the Pack from Nick Saban's staff at Alabama, where he spent last year as a scouting specialist. The Crimson Tide finished with the nation's top recruiting class according to most media outlets.

 

Prior to his time in Tuscaloosa, Christopherson worked under Glasscock as a recruiting assistant at Minnesota from 2014-16.

 

Christopherson earned his bachelor's degree in communication studies from the University of Minnesota-Crookston in 2015 and an AA degree from Rochester Community and Technical College in 2011. While at Rochester, he served as the running backs coach and then spent three seasons coaching that same position at St. Mary's High School in Stockton, California.

 

Former Wolfpack offensive lineman Merci Falaise has returned to his alma mater as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel/Recruit Communications. He spent the past three seasons working on the football recruiting staff at Tennessee.

 

Prior to his stint with the Vols, Falaise spent three years at Garden City Community College, serving as offensive coordinator/outgoing recruiting coordinator in 2014 and offensive line coach and run game coordinator from 2012-13. He coached the offense that finished sixth nationally in total offense and averaged 498 yards per game.  At GCCC, he coached Nick Marshall (Jets) and Pro Bowler Tyreek Hill (Chiefs).

 

Falaise coached two seasons on the high school level in his home state of Georgia at Washington-Wilkes HS and Greene County HS and also was an assistant coach at Georgia Military College in charge of the offensive line and tight ends.

 

After beginning his playing career at Georgia Military College, where he was a first-team NJCAA All American, Falaise transferred to NC State for the 2004-06 seasons. He earned his bachelor's degree in sports management from NC State and in 2012 received a master's in management and leadership from Liberty University.

 

NC State has also added a Director of Creative Media to its recruiting staff, as Tyler McEntire comes to the Wolfpack from Appalachian State, where he spent last season as a graduate assistant coach working with the tight ends for the Sun Belt Conference Champions. Prior to his coaching stint, he served as the Mountaineers' Director of High School Relations, where he used his design and video skills to reach recruits.

McEntire, known around the Murphy Center as "T-Mac," began working in video operations as an undergraduate at App, then worked as a student-assistant coach for three seasons and then as an offensive graduate assistant. Before returning to Boone in 2015, he spent time as a recruiting graduate assistant at Virginia Tech.

After earning his undergraduate degree in psychology and health promotion from App. State in 2013, McEntire received a Master's in instructional teaching from Virginia Tech in 2015.  The Fairview, N.C. native was a two-time all-conference performer as a wide receiver and safety at A.C. Reynolds H.S. 

"Merci and Will join us from SEC programs with top five recruiting classes, so they will bring great ideas and experiences to our recruiting team," Doeren continued. "With the way recruiting has changed, having our own in-house graphics designer in T-Mac gives us the ability to communicate with recruits in ways we haven't been able to in the past."

The new staff joins Henry Trevathan, Jr., who has been NC State's Director of High School Relations since 2013, and Lauren Wilson, who will continue to serve as Director of Recruiting Operations.


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