Clawson Completes Football Staff
Nick Tabacca spent the past two seasons as the offensive line coach at Ball State.

Jan. 14, 2014

By Steve Shutt, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeFB)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest head football coach Dave Clawson has completed his coaching staff with the addition of offensive line coach Nick Tabacca.

Tabacca, 32, has spent the last two years as the offensive line coach at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. During the 2013 season, the Cardinals ranked among the nation's top 20 teams in total offense, passing offense, passing efficiency and scoring offense while finishing ninth in red zone offense.

Tabacca is a 2004 graduate of Ball State and a four-year letterman for the Cardinals on the offensive line. He started 33 games in his final three seasons and was a two-time Academic All-Mid-American Conference selection while also serving as team captain as a senior.

He started his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at Ball State in 2005 and 2006 before moving to Defiance College as the line coach, run game coordinator and strength and conditioning coach in 2007. He added offensive coordinator responsibilities for the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

Tabacca moved to Butler in 2010 as the offensive line coach and became the co-offensive coordinator in 2011 before returning to Ball State in 2012.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Tabacca is a graduate of Hilliard Davidson High School.



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