Tim Duffie hired as Wake's secondary coach

Tim Duffie is Wake Forest's new secondary coach, the school announced Thursday.

Duffie replaces Steve Russ, who left to become defensive coordinator at his alma mater, Air Force.

“I’m really excited about adding Tim to our staff,” Demon Deacons head coach Jim Grobe said in a release. “He has a great deal of experience on defense and particularly in the secondary. Tim is also a great recruiter. I feel like we’ve hired somebody who will not only do a good job on defense but will help bring some great players to Wake Forest.”

A 12-year college coaching veteran, Duffie enters Winston-Salem, N.C., after four years at Colorado State, where he coached the secondary and cornerbacks. He was also the Rams' main recruiter in the state of Texas.