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Josh Conklin, Wofford move swiftly for new coordinator

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With practice underway and the spring season rapidly approaching, Wofford is wasting no time in finding its next defensive coordinator.

In fact, Terriers coach Josh Conklin – a highly regarded defensive mind and former Broyles Award finalist – is turning within his current staff to replace the outgoing Sam Siefkes.

After accepting an off-the-field analyst role, Siefkes is heading to Ed Orgeron's LSU program.

Conklin is elevating Wofford defensive backs coach Rob Greene to run the defense moving forward for the Southern Conference program, which is set to open its first-ever spring season on Feb. 20 when the Terriers host Mercer.

“Rob has worked really hard for three years to earn this opportunity,” said Conklin, who won 17 games and twice advanced the Terriers into the FCS Playoffs since he took over the program in January 2018.

“He is intelligent, a great teacher and gifted in how he sees the game.”

Greene is a Spartanburg, S.C., native and former Wofford wideout who spent the 2016 season as Conklin's understudy at Pittsburgh as a defensive graduate assistant.

It was in that season when Conklin, who already had logged strong work as an assistant at both Wofford and The Citadel, as well as defensive coordinator at Florida International, and Greene together helped the Panthers gain national notoriety for their upset-wins against eventual national champion Clemson and eventual Big Ten champ Penn State.

Greene already has served as the Terriers' defensive recruiting coordinator.

Greene was a standout player at Dorman High School, an annual powerhouse program in South Carolina prep football.