After a playing career in which he played in every game in the 2000 and 2001 seasons at Ohio State only to become sidelined due to injury during the Buckeyes’ march to the 2012 national title, Richard McNutt poured himself into coaching. He served as a student coach for Ohio State’s 2003 team and immediately took up the profession full-time after graduation.
He landed at Washington & Jefferson in 2004-05, then made one year stops at VMI, Toledo and with the Cleveland Browns. McNutt coached at Kent State in 2009-10 before landing on Dave Doeren’s staff at Northern Illinois in 2011, which ultimately brought him to N.C. State this offseason.
Watch McNutt work with a secondary that ranked fourth in the ACC in pass efficiency defense and 20th nationally in interceptions in 2012 as Doeren’s new staff looks to improve on the Wolfpack’s 7-6 mark from last season.