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Mike O'Cain
Biographical details
Born (1954-07-20) July 20, 1954 (age 68)
Playing career
Position(s)Quarterback, punter
Head coaching record

Mike O'Cain (born July 20, 1954) is an American football coach and former player. He was formerly the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the East Tennessee State University football team. He was the former offensive coordinator for James Madison and served as quarterbacks coach for the Virginia Tech Hokies football team, a position he had held from the 2006 season until the end of the 2012 season. O'Cain served as the head football coach at North Carolina State University from 1993 to 1999, compiling a record of 41–40. He played football as a quarterback and punter at Clemson University from 1974 to 1976.

Coaching career

Prior to joining Frank Beamer's staff at Virginia Tech, O'Cain was the offensive coordinator at Clemson University. Under O'Cain, Clemson had ranked nationally among the top offenses in the NCAA. He has also served as an assistant coach at Murray State University, Virginia Tech, East Carolina University, and NC State. He was promoted to the head coaching position at NC State, and compiled a 41–40 record from 1993 to 1999. While with the Wolfpack, he recruited Philip Rivers, although he did not coach him.

Broadcasting career

Immediately prior to assuming his role at Virginia Tech, O'Cain served as the color commentator for Hokie Playback, a rebroadcast of Virginia Tech's home football games.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
NC State Wolfpack (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1993–1999)
1993 NC State 7–5 4–4 5th L Hall of Fame
1994 NC State 9–3 6–2 2nd W Peach 17 17
1995 NC State 3–8 2–6 7th
1996 NC State 3–8 3–5 T–6th
1997 NC State 6–5 3–5 T–6th
1998 NC State 7–5 5–3 T–4th L MicronPC
1999 NC State 6–6 3–5 T–5th
NC State: 41–40 26–30
Total: 41–40
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


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