CLINTON, S.C. – Presbyterian College head football coach Tommy Spangler announced the promotion of Joey Orck to offensive coordinator on Monday. Orck, who has served as the team’s offensive line coach since 2012, replaces Todd Varn, who departed for Newberry.
Orck, along with running backs coach Mitch Hall, is the longest tenured assistant coach on the Blue Hose staff, as he approaches his seventh season with the program in 2018. The 2008 graduate of PC returned to his alma mater in 2012 after spending five seasons in various roles at Vanderbilt.
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 joining the Big South, as the offensive line allowed just seven sacks in Big South games, third-fewest in the league. Offensive lineman Devinn Ritter earned second team All-Big South honors in 2014 under Orck’s guidance.
Orck will continue to coach offensive line in addition to his new duties. PC will look to add a quarterbacks coach.