Brian Rucker begins his first season with Presbyterian College as the wide receivers coach.
"We certainly welcome Brian Rucker to our staff," Nichols said. "He brings
experience and energy that will blend with the rest of our coaching staff.
Brian is an excellent recruiter and teacher and will help develop our wide
Rucker comes to PC after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at South
Atlantic Conference member Lenoir-Rhyne. There, Rucker coached the tight ends
during his first season and oversaw the development of the wide receiver corps
in his second year.
Prior to Lenoir-Rhyne, Rucker coached at Western Carolina. As a full-time
assistant during the last two seasons with the Catamounts, he coached Lamont
Reid, who signed with the Tennessee Titans and Darius Fudge, who was just the
sixth student-athlete in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a
In 2004, Rucker was a student assistant in the athletic department's academic
During his time at Western Carolina and Lenoir-Rhyne, Rucker recruited North
Carolina, South Carolina and Florida.
A four-year letterwinner at Western Carolina, Rucker finished his collegiate
career with 44 receptions tallying 558 yards.
A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., Rucker helped Mount Tabor H.S. to back-to-back
Central Piedmont Class 4-A conference titles as an upperclassman. During his
senior season, he hauled in 27 passes for 525 yards, earning all-conference,
all-county and all-region accolades.
Rucker earned his undergraduate degree in business administration in 2004.