NC State hires RB coach

Desmond “Des” Kitchings has been hired as the running backs coach at NC State, the school announced on Thursday. Kitchings comes to Raleigh after spending last season as the running game coordinator/running backs coach at the Air Force Academy.

“We are very fortunate to have Des Kitchings join our program,” coach Tom O’Brien said in a prepared statement. “He will be a great addition to our staff both on and off the field. Not only does he have great experience as a coach, but he will also be an asset for us in recruiting because of his familiarity with and his ability to recruit the states of South Carolina and Georgia.”

Air Force ranked third nationally in rushing last season, averaging 314.8 yard per game. The Falcons also finished third nationally with 43 rushing touchdowns.