The Steelers named South Carolina State wide receivers coach David Corley Jr. their assistant quarterbacks coach, the team announced on Tuesday.
Coming from South Carolina State, Corley has coached the Bulldogs’ wide receivers since 2020. This will be the first NFL position coaching job that Corley has had in his long career of coaching, which spans back to 2008.
Corley’s coaching career started at the college level began at Mike Tomlin’s alma mater, William and Mary. He was on the staff with the Tribe from 2008-13. From 2008-09, Corley coached running backs before being switched to quarterbacks coach from 2010-12. Finally, in 2013, he coached the wide receivers.
In 2014, Corley left for a promotion at Connecticut. With the Huskies, Corley coached running backs, wide receivers, and was the special teams coordinator for the team. After that season, head coach Bob Diaco was fired as the head coach of the program.
Corley accepted the wide receiver coach position at Army for 2015. After only one season there, he would take a big leap and join James Franklin’s staff in State College as the wide receivers coach. He would later be relieved of his duties at Penn State.
In 2019, he joined the Houston Texans as an intern. After that year, he moved to Orangeburg, South Carolina, and joined South Carolina State.
Corley has a bevy of playing experience on top of his coaching experience. He played quarterback for William and Mary from 1999-2002. Corley holds the all-time records for passing yards and touchdown passes in the Tribe’s program history. That is also where Tomlin played wide receiver, albeit Tomlin graduated in 1994.
After that, Corley caught on in the Canadian Football League and the Arena Football League, playing for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, New York Dragons, and Calgary Stampeders from 2003 to 2006.
He was the quarterbacks coach at C.A. Preparatory Academy in South Carolina to start off his coaching career.
Corley rounds out the Steelers’ staff and they now have an assistant quarterbacks coach after not having one last year. Matt Symmes left after the 2020 season to head to ECU, and this is the first assistant quarterbacks coach that the Steelers have had on staff since then.