Wake Forest brings Lineburg on board to coach tight ends


Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson announced Monday that Wayne Lineburg, a University of Virginia graduate, will join the Demon Deacon coaching staff as tight ends coach and special teams coordinator.

Lineburg and Clawson coached together at Richmond from 2004-06 when Lineburg served as the Spiders’ offensive coordinator and running backs coach. During their time together in Richmond, the Spiders set school records in total offense and touchdowns.

“I am very pleased to have Wayne join our staff,” said Clawson. “He is familiar with our offensive system and will be an asset in mentoring our tight ends and also coordinating our special teams.”

A 1996 graduate of Virginia, Lineburg was a four-year quarterback for the Cavaliers and played on three bowl teams.

He started his career in 1996 as an assistant coach at William & Mary before returning to Virginia in 1998 as a graduate assistant coach. He rejoined William & Mary as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator in 2000 before joining Clawson’s staff at Richmond in 2004.

Lineburg was named the wide receivers coach at Virginia in 2007 and moved to running backs coach in 2009. He returned to Richmond in 2010 for a four-year stint in several positions including offensive coordinator, associate head coach and recruiting coordinator while also coaching, at different times, quarterbacks and running backs. In 2011, Lineburg served as the interim head coach at Richmond.

In 2014, he was hired at Connecticut where he served as special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach in his first season before taking over the quarterbacks the last two seasons.

Lineburg’s father, Norman, was the long-time coach at Radford (Va.) High School and is a member of the Virginia High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.  Wayne was an all-district quarterback while playing high school football for his father.

Lineburg and his wife Tracey have two daughters, Addyson and Alexis.