He has continuously impressed me with his drive and passion for the game and recruiting."The NCAA Division I Council approved, and the Division I board of directors finalized, the hiring of a 10 assistant coach last April, making the position available as of January 9". He replaces Charles Huff, who coached the position for four years under Franklin before leaving for Mississippi State, where he is now the co-offensive coordinator under former Lions offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead.
Corley will fill the opening created by the new NCAA rule allowing Division I schools to have 10 full-time assistant football coaches.
"He has an infectious personality and competitiveness that will impact our running back room".
Corley, who played his college football at William & Mary, said he and his family were "very excited about the opportunity to join the Penn State family".
James Franklin had one final coaching hire to make this offseason and he concluded the process on Friday with the addition of David Corley who will coach the Nittany Lions' running backs.
Now, Corley is a Nittany Lion - and he has quite a bit of talent to work with.
Corley most recently served as the wide receivers coach at Army and coached the running backs at two prior stops. "I'm looking forward to working with this awesome staff and these outstanding student-athletes". The Black Knights also tied the school record with 10 wins.
Corley arrives at Penn State after coaching the wide receivers at Army and having previously coached the running backs at UConn and also at his alma-mater, William & Mary.
In Corley's season as the wide outs coach in 2015, he helped Noel Thomas see his production double from the previous season with 719 yards on 54 receptions with a trio of touchdowns.
Corley also served as an assistant coach at CT for three seasons, where his duties included running backs coach, special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach. Corley was inducted into the William & Mary Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.
Corley played in the Canadian Football League for Calgary and Hamilton, and also for the Arena Football League New York Dragons.