| Cullen Homolka
NC State head football coach Dave Doeren has announced that Cullen Homolka has been named the Wolfpack's Director of Player Personnel.
A native of Holyrood, Kansas, Homolka was on the football staff at Marshall for three years, where he spent directing the Herd's high school relations. He also spent time on the staffs at the University of Charleston and Northern Illinois. He began his coaching career at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, where he coached the running backs in 2006 and the receivers in 2007, and helped lead the squad to an NCAA Division II playoff appearance.
"I'm really excited about the addition of Cullen Homolka as our director of player personnel," said Doeren. "He has a wealth of experience at many levels and his different skill sets will be a huge asset to our program. He played on the junior college and BCS levels, has coached at the Division II level and has coached and been the director of high school relations at a Division I program."
Homolka joins the Wolfpack staff after spending the 2013 campaign as the head coach at Fairland High School in Proctorville, Ohio. He led a team that had finished with a 2-8 overall record and a 0-7 mark in conference play in 2012 to a 7-4 finish this season, an Ohio Valley Conference championship and a berth in the state playoffs. It marked the school's first conference title in 20 years. He was named a district, conference and regional AP coach of the year and was selected to coach in the Ohio North-South Football Classic.
"It is an honor to be working for Coach Doeren and the NC State football family," said Homolka. "I will do whatever I can to help put NC State where it belongs on the national stage."
Homolka started his collegiate playing career at Garden City Community College before transferring to Kansas, where he played fullback and was a special teams standout from 2003-05. He earned his B.A. in history in 2006 and earned a spot on the Athletic Director's and Big 12 Honor Roll in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
As a prep player at Claflin High School, he led his team to 51 straight victories, three state titles and one state runner-up finish from 1997-2000.
Homolka, who earned a Master's from Marshall in 2010, is married to the former Kristin Ritter and has three children: Trey (15) and Abigail (13) and a newborn son: Ritter.