WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – A third WSSU football coach has been selected to participate in the 2016 NCAA and NFL Coach Academy, February 19th-21st, in Tampa, Fla.
Winston-Salem State University outside libeackers and safeties coach, Todd McComb, will join defensive backs coach, Chip Vaughn and wide receivers coach, Thabiti Davis, who were also selected to the NCAA and NFL Coach Academy.
Todd McComb finished his first season at Winston Salem State University as Outside Linebacker and Safeties coach. He previously served as Defensive Coordinator at Northwest Guilford High School. Under his direction in 2014 the unit had 77 tackles for loss, 32.5 sacks and 17 takeaways during an 8-4 campaign. The defense produced five All-Conference performers and the first Co-Defensive Player of Year in school history, in Cary Miller. Prior to NW Guilford, McComb spent the 2013 season at Ragsdale High School where he as in charge of the special teams and the linebackers.
He spent seven seasons from 2006 to 2012 as an assistant coach and Co-Special Teams Coordinator at his alma mater, Catawba College.
In 2010, McComb was selected to attend the NCAA Football Coaches Academy. Held in Indianapolis, in May, the Academy is designed to improve and reinforce various aspects of securing, managing and excelling in head football coaching positions at the intercollegiate level.
McComb returned to Catawba College after spending the 2005 season as a graduate assistant at University North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He began his coaching career at Coastal Carolina University in 2003 where he coached the Linebackers. The Chanticleers won one Big South title during his tenure.
A four-year standout at Catawba, McComb earned the Kirkland Award in 2003 as the top senior athlete and helped the Indians to four straight NCAA II playoff berths and a pair of SAC titles. He was a consensus All-American as a senior, twice named All-American Teams and was a four-time All-South Region performer.
McComb, along with his wife, Africa, have one child, Frances. They reside in Thomasville, NC.
The NCAA and NFL Coaches Academy provides current, full-time intercollegiate football coaches at NCAA member institutions, some who are former NFL athletes, to expand their knowledge and insight into the world of intercollegiate football coaching.
During the three-day academy, the NCAA leadership development staff and the National Football League Player Engagement are able to educate and train selected participants in a variety of areas that encourage effective coaching and improve student-athlete well being at both the intercollegiate and professional levels. Topical education and conversation during the academy may include: effective communication with campus and community constituents; the importance of building culture focused on the overall success of the student-athletes both on and off the field; budget management of a football program; coaching strategies and philosophies.
As a participant at this academy, McComb will gain knowledge from a variety of workshops and interactive-discussion sessions. You will also be able to network with individuals that include the other participants, NCAA and NFL staff and other key resources in the industry. Keynote speakers have included Arizona State head coach Todd Graham, Baylor University head coach Art Briles, legendary NFL coaches Dan Reeves and Dennis Green, NFL Hall of Famer Mike Singletary, and Tyrone Willingham, former head coach at Notre Dame, Stanford and the University of Washington.