The Wolfpacker

July-August 2020 Issue

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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30 ■ THE WOLFPACKER BY MATT CARTER any football coaches can almost seem des- tined for their careers, but that is especially true for new NC State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tim Beck. Beck is a product of Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio. It is a town and school that eats, sleeps and breathes football. When Beck was a junior, a class above him was Carl Pelini. Mark Stoops was a sophomore, and Bo Pelini a freshman. Mike Stoops was a recent gradu- ate. The Pelinis actually lived just a few houses down from the Becks. If the names sound familiar, they are all college football coaches like Beck. Mark Stoops has been the head coach at Kentucky since 2013. Bo Pelini went 67-27 in eight seasons at Nebraska. Mike Stoops coached Arizona from 2004-11, won 41 games and went to three straight bowls from 2008-10. Carl Pelini was Florida Atlantic's coach for two years. Beck described Youngstown as "a steel mill town built on hard work" with a pas- sion for football. "When you were a kid, football is what you did," Beck recalled. "You went down in the M RAISED TO BE A COACH New NC State Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck Grew Up Around Football Beck boasts 32 years of coaching experience, including 21 on the collegiate level and 12 as an offensive coordinator. He has worked at Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio State and, most recently, Texas. PHOTO COURTESY TEXAS

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