Furman head football coach Clay Hendrix announced Dru Duke as the Paladins' new tight ends coach in late July.
Duke, a 2018 Furman graduate with a degree in math & economics, served as a student assistant coach for three seasons, including the last two in a quality control capacity.
“Dru has done nothing but impress me from the first day I met him,” said Hendrix in making the announcement. “He has had a unique experience as a student assistant coach, being very involved on both sides of the ball. He has the utmost respect from our coaches and players and we are excited to have him in this new role. Dru is extremely bright and is a very good worker. He is well prepared and has earned this opportunity.”
Duke, an Easley native, joined the Paladin program as a walkon linebacker in 2014. After one year in uniform he began his coaching career as a student assistant, working with both the Paladin offensive line and last year with Furman’s defense.