Wake Forest was in search of a new tight ends coach/special teams coordinator after a "mutually agreed upon decision" to part ways with Adam Scheier last week, and now they have filled that role. The school announced on Monday evening that Wayne Lineburg will be Wake Forest’s new tight ends coach/special teams coordinator. What experience does he bring to Wake Forest?
Coach Dave Clawson said of Lineburg, "I am very pleased to have Wayne join our staff. He is familiar with out offensive system and will be an asset in mentoring our tight ends and also coordinating our special teams."
Lineburg has experience through several stops along the east coast. He joined Clawson’s staff at Richmond in 2004 where he served as the offensive coordinator and running backs coach. He then went to Virginia for three seasons, where he served as the wide receivers coach for two seasons, and the running backs coach during his final year in Charlottesville. He then returned to Richmond, where he held various roles, including offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach, interim head coach, associate head coach, running backs coach, and recruiting coordinator. During Lineburg’s time with Clawson at Richmond, the pair helped set school records for total offense and touchdowns.
In 2014 he joined UConn’s staff as the special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach for one season before coaching the quarterbacks for the past two years. In his one season as special teams coordinator, UConn had the 108th best special teams in the country, according to Football Outsiders’ FEI metric. That said, the team went 1-10, so it wasn’t as though the Huskies were loaded with talent. Lineburg did lead them to some pretty commendable rankings (28th and 68th) in kickoff coverage and punt coverage, respectively.
We will continue to update you all as we learn more about how the other vacancies will be filled.