Ted Cain

Offensive Coordinator/
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 seasons.

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.


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