Coaching 'em up: Wake Forest

August, 2, 2011
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The series highlighting one assistant coach from each program whose position group will be in the spotlight this fall concludes today with Wake Forest. For the entire series, click here.

Coach: Lonnie Galloway

Position: Passing game co-coordinator/wide receivers

Experience: Galloway is entering his first season with the Demon Deacons. He came to Winston-Salem from West Virginia where he was the receivers coach from 2008-2010. Prior to that, Galloway spent two seasons at Appalachian State where he coached the split ends from 2005-2007. From 2003-04, Galloway was the receivers coach at East Carolina. He began his coaching career in 1996 at Elon.

Of note: Galloway graduated from Western Carolina in 1994. He threw for 5, 545 yards, the second-highest total in school history. He finished his career with 6,832 yards of total offense and threw for 30 touchdowns. He spent the 1995 season with the Charlotte Rage of the Arena Football League.

His challenge: Find the go-to guy. Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe has said this offseason that he’s looking for a player reminiscent of Kenny Moore or D.J. Boldin -- consistent and clutch. This past spring, there were too many dropped balls and no leader emerged. Chris Givens (35 catches, 13.7 average), Michael Campanaro (10 catches) and Danny Dembry are the leading candidates to start, but redshirt freshmen Matt James (6-foot-6) and Brandon Terry (6-5), could both work their way into the rotation. The Deacs were 114th in the country last year in passing offense, but that should improve with the progress of quarterback Tanner Price, who should be more comfortable and knowledgeable in his second season as starter. Price will need somebody on the receiving end to step up, though, and it’s up to Galloway to coach ‘em up.

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