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    Dave  Huxtable

    Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

    Alma Mater:
    Eastern Illinois '79


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    Spring Football Practice

    Photos from the first day of spring practice

    Dave Huxtable
    (Eastern Illinois `79)
    Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
    33rd year in coaching

    EDUCATION: Earned a bachelor's degree in education from Eastern Illinois in 1979.

    PERSONAL DATA: Born in Elgin, Illinois on December 20, 1956. He and his wife Vicki have a son, Jake, and a daughter, Shea.

    BOWL EXPERIENCE: As a coach - 2013 BBVA Compass Bowl, 2012 Rose Bowl, 2010 Liberty Bowl, 2009 St. Petersburg Bowl, 2007 Liberty Bowl, 2005 Hawaii Bowl, 2001 Peach Bowl, 1999 Mobile Bowl, 1997 Carquest Bowl, 1992 Peach Bowl.

    CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS: 2011 Wisconsin, 2010 Central Florida, 2007 Central Florida.

    OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: As a coach - In 2012 at Pittsburgh, the Panthers ranked 16th in the NCAA in total defense (325.8), 21st in scoring defense (19.7), 24th in rushing defense (129.1) and 25th in passing defense (196.8). Panthers' defensive lineman Aaron Donald earned first-team All-Big East honors after leading the conference and ranking 11th nationally with 18.5 tackles for loss, while safety Jason Hendricks was a second-team selection after leading the Big East and tying for ninth nationally with five interceptions. In 2011 at Wisconsin, oversaw the development of first-team All-Big Ten performers Chris Borland and Mike Taylor. The pair spearheaded a defense that helped the Badgers win the Big Ten championship and earn a Rose Bowl berth. In his final year at UCF, Huxtable's defense helped the Knights to the finest season in school history with an 11-3 record, the C-USA championship and a 10-6 victory over Georgia in the 2010 Liberty Bowl. UCF ranked eighth nationally in scoring defense (17.1 points/game), eighth in rushing defense (108.4 yards/game), 15th in total defense (315.4 yards/game) and 18th in pass efficiency defense (113.0 rating). Defensive end Bruce Miller was a two-time C-USA Defensive Player of the Year and finished his career as UCF's career sacks leader with 35.5. Miller was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2011 NFL Draft. His pupils at UNC included a pair of NFL Draft selections in David Thornton and Quincy Monk. Thornton, a former walk-on, emerged as one of the Atlantic Coast Conference's most productive defenders en route to All-ACC honors. At Georgia Tech, Keith Brooking finished as the school's career tackles leader (467 stops) and was a first-round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons. Among his pupils at East Carolina was linebacker Robert Jones, a consensus All-American who went on to be a first-round draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys and winner of three Super Bowl rings. Jones starred for the Pirates' 1991 team that went 11-1 and finished with a national No. 9 ranking.

    Dave Huxtable's Coaching Career

    Year(s) Team Position
    1982 Iowa State Graduate Assistant
    1983-84 Independence (Ks.) CC Defensive Coordinator
    1985-88 Western Kentucky Linebackers
    1989 Western Kentucky Defensive Coordinator
    1990-91 East Carolina Linebackers/Special Teams
    1992-94 Georgia Tech Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator
    1995 Georgia Tech Linebackers
    1996-97 Georgia Tech Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
    1998 East Carolina Linebackers
    1999 East Carolina Defensive Line
    2000 Oklahoma State Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator
    2001 North Carolina Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator
    2002 North Carolina Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
    2004-07 UCF Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator
    2008-10 UCF Defensive Coordinator
    2011 Wisconsin Linebackers
    2012 Pittsburgh Defensive Coordinator
    2013 NC State Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

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