Feb 27, 2014; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions football running backs coach Charles Huff shakes hands with the Penn State Nittany Lion mascot during the first half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State defeated Ohio State 65-63. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren- USA TODAY Sports

Penn State Football Coach Profile: Charles Huff

After a short break to focus on recruiting and the NFL Draft, VBR will continue its series of coach profiles. Up today is special teams coordinator and running backs coach Charles Huff. Like several of his fellow coaches, Huff worked under James Franklin  at Vanderbilt, and followed him to Happy Valley. He worked under Franklin in 2011 at Vanderbilt and was in charge of offensive quality control.

2014 marks Huff’s ninth season of coaching, as he’s got experience at both the collegiate and professional levels.

Huff began his coaching career in 2006 as the center and offensive guards coach at Tennessee State. In 2007 he took over as the special teams and tight ends coach at Tennessee State and coached first-round draft pick Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie as a kick returner.

In 2009, he served as an intern and offensive line coach at the University of Maryland, where James Franklin was the offensive coordinator. After leaving Maryland, he became the offensive line and run game coordinator at Hampton University.

Aside from coaching in college, Huff was the assistant running game coach for the Buffalo Bills in 2012. During his season in Buffalo, Huff saw running back C.J. Spiller rush for over 1,000 yards and earn a trip to the Pro Bowl.

Last season, Huff was the running backs coach at Western Michigan.

Huff graduated from Hampton University with a degree in physical education. While at Hampton, he played offensive guard, fullback and tight end and helped the Pirates to an undefeated season in 2005.

At Penn State, Huff has the luxury of working with three talented running backs in Bill Belton, Zach Zwinak and Akeel Lynch.

Coaching Experience

2013- Western Michigan (Running Backs Coach)

2012- Buffalo Bills (Assistant Running Backs Coach)

2010 – Hampton (offensive line/running game coordinator)
2009 – Maryland (intern/offensive line)
2007-08 – Tennessee State (tight ends/special teams)
2006 – Tennessee State (center & offensive guards)

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