December 20, 1956 |
|Alma mater||Eastern Illinois|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Georgia Tech (LB/DC/ST)
Oklahoma State (LB)
NC State (DC)
Dave Huxtable (born December 20, 1956) is the defensive coordinator for the North Carolina State University Wolfpack football team. He previously served as the defensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Panthers football team.
Huxtable began his coaching career as a graduate assistant with the Iowa State Cyclones in 1982 before serving as the defensive coordinator at Independence Community College. After being a member of the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers staff from 1985 to 1989, he coached linebackers and special teams with the East Carolina Pirates from 1990 to 1991. During that time, he coached linebacker Robert Jones, who was later selected in the first round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. From 1992 to 1997, Huxtable was a member of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. He was the linebackers coach during his entire tenure, also serving as special teams coordinator from 1992 to 1994 and defensive coordinator from 1996 to 1997. While with the Yellow Jackets, he coach linebacker Keith Brooking, who was later selected in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. Following his time with Georgia Tech, Huxtable returned to East Carolina for two seasons, serving as linebackers coach in 1998 and defensive line coach in 1999. After a year away from coaching, he was a member of the North Carolina Tar Heels staff from 2001 to 2003. Again, he was linebackers coach during his entire tenure, also serving as special teams coordinator in 2001 and defensive coordinator from 2002 to 2003. He then joined the UCF Knights, serving as linebackers coach and special teams coordinator from 2004 to 2007 and defensive coordinator from 2008 to 2010.
On January 6, 2012, it was announced that Huxtable would leave his position as linebackers coach at Wisconsin to be the defensive coordinator under new University of Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst.
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- "Dave Huxtable". University of Wisconsin-Madison Athletics. Retrieved 2012-01-02.