SPARTANBURG — Wofford football coach Mike Ayers has announced that Jack Teachey has been promoted to defensive coordinator. The 2013 season will be his 20th year on the defensive staff and for the last 13 seasons he has also been Wofford’s recruiting coordinator.
In the last ten seasons, Teachey has worked with 11 different defensive linemen who have earned All-Southern Conference honors. Over the last 13 seasons, the Terriers have led the Southern Conference in sacks four times and finished among the top three squads 10 years.
Last season the rushing defense ranked first in the Southern Conference, limiting opponents to 69.4 rushing yards per game. Sophomore Tarek Odom was named second team All-Southern Conference.
During the 2011 season, all three defensive linemen — Eric Eberhardt, Alex Goltry, and Ameet Pall — earned All-Southern Conference honors. The team led the SoCon in sacks with 30 on the season, as Goltry was third and Eberhardt ninth among the league leaders. Eberhardt earned fourth team All-America honors from Phil Steele. Pall was the fifth overall selection in the CFL draft by the Calgary Stampeders.
Ameet Pall was named the SoCon Defensive Player of the Year in 2010. The All-American finished second in the voting for the Buck Buchanan Award, presented to the top defensive player in FCS Football. Pall was eighth in the nation in sacks and also eighth in tackles for loss. The defense ranked first in the SoCon in total defense and was second in rushing defense.
The defense in 2008 led the conference in sacks with 34, which also ranked tenth in the nation. Mitch Clark and Layton Baker both earned All-Southern Conference honors in 2008.
Teachey was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at tight end for East Tennessee State. A team captain his senior year, he earned All-SoCon honors as a junior in 1989. Teachey was a three-year member of the SoCon Academic Honor Roll. He was named Student-Athlete of the Month as a junior and senior at ETSU. He earned a B.S. degree in political science from East Tennessee State in 1991.
A native of Wilmington, N.C., Teachey and his wife, Dawn, have three daughters, Kelsey, Jordan and Emma Kate.