Joey Orck begins his eighth year as an assistant coach with the Blue Hose in 2019, working with the offensive line. Orck is also the PC offensive coordinator.
In 2018, Orck’s first as the PC offensive coordinator saw the Blue Hose allow just five sacks, the second fewest in the Big South and the fewest allowed by PC in the Division One era. The offense saw a pair of 500 yard receivers on the season highlighted by DaShawn Davis (52-557-7) and Keith Pearson (52-565-2).
In 2017, Orck guided the offensive line that allowed just 12 sacks a year ago, second-fewest in the Big South last season and the second-fewest allowed by PC in its D1 era. Orck oversaw the OL unit that blocked for both of PC’s 1,000-yard rushers since the move to Division I as well, helping Darrell Bridges (2015) and Torrance Marable (2017) eclipse the mark.
In 2014, Orck helped PC to a 6-5 record, the program’s first winning season since 2007 and its first-ever in the Big South. The Blue Hose earned ranked wins over No. 12 Furman and No. 22 Charleston Southern and the team's two road wins stand as the most since three in 2007. Under Orck, the offensive line only allowed seven sacks in all Big South games, third-fewest in the conference. The line also allowed PC to rush for 1,915 yards, third-most in the Big South.
Against FCS competition, PC finished with a 5-2 record and its only two losses came to FCS playoff teams Coastal Carolina and Liberty. Offensive lineman Devinn Ritter also earned Second Team All-Big South honors under Orck as well.
Orck has assisted in several capacities at Vanderbilt the last five years, most recently serving as a graduate assistant coach since the 2010 season, working with the offense. He had been an offensive quality control since August of 2008.
At Vanderbilt he assisted the offensive line coach in all practices, including instruction, position drills and meetings. Aside from his game-day responsibilities of identifying fronts, coverage and blitzes, he assisted heavily in the recruiting process in the Southeast and Midwest. As a quality control coach, Orck assisted with the special teams and was responsible for all offensive film breakdown and scouting.
Orck came to Vanderbilt after earning four letters as an offensive center at Presbyterian College. He also was a senior captain and helped the team win the South Atlantic Conference title and reach the NCAA D-II quarterfinals in 2005. In the spring of 2008, Orck worked as a student assistant at PC, assisting in all facets of spring practice.
Orck, who was he was an eight-time Dean's List Recipient, graduated cum laude from Presbyterian College in 2008 with a bachelor's in political science. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in Organizational Leadership from the Peabody College at Vanderbilt.
Orck is married to the former Susan King and they reside in Clinton.