Pack hosts Virginia Saturday at 12:30 p.m. on the ACC Network
Kay Yow Spring Game set for 3:30 p.m. on April 21
Also receives a contract extension which will run through May 31, 2014.
NC State's matchup with ACC foe Virginia presents a homecoming for several members of the Wolfpack staff
Jon Tenuta's Coaching Career
EDUCATION: Earned a B.S. in physical education and health from Virginia in 1982.
PERSONAL DATA: Born 2/25/57. Married to the former Dori Gamble, who played basketball at Virginia. The couple has three sons: Zach (22), Matt (18) and Luke (12).
BOWL EXPERIENCE: At NC State - 2011 Belk Bowl, 2010 Champs Sports Bowl; At Notre Dame - 2008 Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl; At Georgia Tech - 2007 Humanitarian Bowl (served as interim head coach), 2006 Toyota Gator Bowl, 2005 Emerald Bowl, 2004 Champs Sports Bowl, 2003 Humanitarian Bowl, 2002 Silicon Valley Classic; At North Carolina - 2001 Peach Bowl; At Ohio State - 2001 Outback Bowl, 1999 Sugar Bowl, 1998 Sugar Bowl, 1997 Rose Bowl; At Marshall - 1987 IAA National Championship game; At Maryland - 1983 Citrus Bowl.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: Position coach for 2011 Butkis Award semifinalist Audie Cole. Terrell Manning was also named second-team All-ACC in 2011. In 2010, coached first-team All-ACC Nate Irving. After Tenuta arrived in South Bend, he helped the Irish defense improve in all defensive categories. At Georgia Tech, 18 Yellow Jacket defenders earned first- or second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference recognition, and 18 players from his first four units were either drafted or signed NFL free-agent contracts. In the six years Tenuta was in Atlanta his defenses were ranked nationally in total, scoring defense and rushing defense, including 20th or better against the run the last five years. In 2001, Tenuta guided the ACC's top-rated defense at North Carolina. At Ohio State he helped develop several All-America's and first-round NFL draft picks. Ohio State's pass defense was consistently ranked among the nation's best during that span. In 1989 he was an assistant coach at SMU, where he helped Forrest Gregg rebuild the program.
PROFESSIONAL PLAYERS COACHED: At NC State: Nate Irving; At Georgia Tech: Keyaron Fox, Tony Hargrove, Michael Johnson, Dawan Landry, Darryl Richard, Daryl Smith, Vance Walker, Philip Wheeler, Gerris Wilkinson, James Butler, Chris Reese, Gary Guyton; At North Carolina: Julius Peppers, Ryan Sims, David Thorton, Dexter Reid, Michael Waddle; At Ohio State: Shawn Springs, Ty Howard, Rob Kelly, Damon Moore, Antoine Winfield, Ahmed Plummer, Gary Berry, Nate Clements, Derek Ross, Donnie Nickey, Mike Doss; At Oklahoma: Darius Johnson, Cedric Jones; At SMU: Marcello Simmons.