Tight Ends Coach
Ted Cain, a former assistant at Furman and
I-AA head coach with 25 years of coaching experience, will
serve as offensive coordinator and tight ends coach.
Cain, 50, has served as head coach at Virginia
Military Institute and offensive coordinator at North Carolina
State University, in addition to his recent three-year stint
with Furmanís receiving corps.
Cain was a three-year letterman at tight end
for Furman. After serving a two-year term as an U.S. Army
second lieutenant, Cain began his coaching career as outside
linebackers coach at Furman in 1977. The next year, he moved
across the line of scrimmage, coordinating the Furman passing
game and coaching Paladin receivers. He continued in that
capacity for eight years, playing a key role in helping Furman
produce a 69-23-2 overall record.
That success led to Cainís move to North Carolina
State in 1986. As offensive coordinator and tight ends coach,
Cain directed seven of the Wolfpackís top 10 passing yardage
In 1997, Cain accepted his first head coaching
job at Virginia Military Institute. Although there just two
seasons, Cain worked to improve facilities and renew a commitment
to strength training. Cain rekindled his relationship with
Furman in 1999. Since the return, Furman went 30-9, and won
a pair of conference titles.
Cain earned a bachelorís degree in geology
and a masterís in education from Furman.
Cain and his wife, Susan, are the parents
of two children: Matt, 19, a redshirt freshman quarterback
at Furman; and Erin, 16.