The Presbyterian College Athletic Department and head football coach Harold Nichols announced the hiring of Joey Orck as Offensive Line coach, as well as several changes in coaching duties amongst the staff.
"It's good to be back home for me and my wife," said Orck. "A lot of things have changed here since I was here with improved facilities, a renovated locker room and weight room. I'm excited to work with Coach Nichols and especially Coach (Todd) Varn, who I played under. I'm also looking forward to working with Coach (David) Dunagan who I played with for four years and with Coach (Tommy) Spangler who was the head coach when I was here. To come back to that familiarity is great and I look forward to being back at PC."
Orck has assisted in several capacities at Vanderbilt the last five years, most recently serving as a graduate assistant coach, working with the offense since the 2010 season. 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 will reside in Clinton.
Coach Nichols adjusted responsibilities with several members of the football staff as well. Varn moves from coaching the offensive line to directing the quarterbacks, while Matt Cain moves from Quarterbacks coach to running backs and tight ends coach. Aside from those duties, Cain will serve as the recruiting Coordinator as well. Brandon Sarver moves from the RB/TE coach to assisting Coach Tommy Spangler in the defensive secondary.