Higgins leaving Citadel for Wake Forest

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 16, 2013 at 3:26 pm •  Published: December 16, 2013

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Citadel's Kevin Higgins is leaving to become assistant head coach at Wake Forest under new Demon Deacons football coach Dave Clawson.

Wake Forest announced Higgins hiring Monday. Higgins will also coach a position on offense, although his role has not yet been determined, the school said in a release.

Higgins was head coach at Lehigh where Clawson served as his offensive coordinator in 1994-95.

Higgins spent the past nine seasons with the Bulldogs of the Southern Conference. He had two winnings seasons, going 7-4 in 2007 and 2012. Higgins had an overall record of 43-58 at Citadel, which competed in the Football Championship Subdivision.

Higgins is 99-83-1 overall as 16 years as head coach.

Clawson said Higgins has a wealth of football knowledge through his college and NFL experiences.

"He will be a great addition to our staff," Clawson said.

He was thankful for his time at Citadel and said he his family would always be fans of the Bulldogs.

"I have never in my life been associated with so many loyal and supportive alums as we have at The Citadel," Higgins said.

Bulldogs athletic director Larry Leckonby wished Higgins the best at Wake Forest.

"He has been an outstanding coach and role model for his players during his time here," the AD said.

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