Robbie Caldwell

Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach

Caldwell, a 25-year collegiate coaching veteran who most recently served at the University of North Carolina, will serve as Vanderbiltís assistant head coach and tutor offensive linemen.

Caldwell, 48, served the last two years as offensive line coach at UNC. Previous to the UNC stint, Caldwell served 14 years at North Carolina State and eight years at Furman.

At NC State, Caldwell tutored the offensive line for 11 years, then had the added responsibility of assistant head coach from 1997-99. Caldwell coached 14 All-ACC lineman for the Wolfpack, and helped guide six of the top 10 total offenses in North Carolina State history.

Prior to joining the NC State staff, Caldwell coached the offensive line at Furman from 1978-85, and served the university as a graduate assistant in 1976. He coached high school football and baseball at Hanahan, S.C. in 1977.

At Furman, Caldwell coached six Southern Conference championship teams, including the national runnerup in 1985. Eight of his pupils at Furman were named first-team All-Southern Conference, and five captured the conferenceís Jacobs Blocking Award during his tenure.

Caldwell, a native of Pageland, South Carolina, was a three-year letterman at center for Furman, and was named the teamís MVP in 1975. He graduated with a bachelorís degree in health and physical education in 1976.

Caldwell is married to the former Nora Lynn Lassister of Arlington, Va. They are the parents of a daughter, Emsley, 7.


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