Norfolk State promotes Feggins to offensive coordinator

Howard Feggins has served on the coaching Eastern Athletic Conference football champions.

It's no wonder Norfolk State has elevated its wide receivers coach to offensive coordinator.

Head coach Pete Adrian announced the promotion Wednesday. Feggins replaces Joe Blackwell, who served in the capacity on an interim basis for part of the 2010 season and then last season.

Prior to joining Norfolk State's staff for its 2011 MEAC championship season, Feggins served as receivers coach and passing game coordinator at South Carolina State as it won three straight MEAC titles, starting in 2008.

Feggins previously was an offensive coordinator at Eastern Michigan from 2004-07.

"Howard has been an offensive coordinator at the Division I level before, and he and I have a lot in common with our approach to offense," Adrian said. "He likes a diverse offense where you do what the situation calls for. He likes a mix of the spread like we've been running, with some multiple-back formations as well. Howard is also very experienced and relates well to our players."

A 1987 graduate of North Carolina, where he was a defensive back, Feggins also has been an assistant coach at Northwestern, Miami of Ohio and Wingate.