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Jeff Farrington

Jeff Farrington

Head Coach

Phone (864) 977-7112
Alma Mater The Citadel, '82

Jeff Farrington, who played high school football in Greer, SC, and coached for nine years at Furman University, enters his sixth season as head coach of the North Greenville University football program, leading the team to a Victory Bowl Championship in 2014, a 7-3 record in 2015, and a Quarterfinals appearance in 2016 with a 9-5 record.

The Crusader mentor comes from the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia where he was the Keydets’ defensive coordinator. Prior to his stint at VMI, Farrington spent a year at Mercer University in Georgia under Bobby Lamb helping to initiate the Bears’ Division I FCS program which begins play in the fall of 2013.

Farrington was a defensive assistant coach for Lamb at Furman from 2002-2010 and was the Paladins’ defensive coordinator in 2010.Furman’s defensive teams under Farrington were highly regarded statistically in the Southern Conference, and the Paladins reached the NCAA Division I FCS playoffs four times (2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006). In 2005, Furman advanced to the FCS national semi-finals.

Before signing on at Furman, Farrington was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach for five seasons (1997-2001) at East Tennessee State University, and three of his Buccaneer defensive backs signed NFL contracts. No stranger to NCAA Division II football, he also was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at West Georgia College from 1992 through 1996 and had defenses that attained national rankings.

A 1982 graduate of The Citadel where he lettered twice as a defensive back, Farrington began work in the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at his alma mater (1982), and later at East Carolina (1983) and Florida State (1984). He was named outside linebackers coach at East Carolina in 1985. He later became defensive coordinator at Lenoir-Rhyne College (1987-90) and Presbyterian College (1991).

Farrington earned his Bachelor of Science degree from The Citadel in physical education in 1982. A former standout at quarterback and three-year letterman at Greer High School, he enrolled at the Citadel in 1978 and lettered twice as a defensive back before graduating.

In his previous five seasons, Farrington and his staff have amassed a 32 - 25 record overall, with an NCAA Victory Bowl title in 2014 while taking the program to its second NCAA Playoff appearance in 2016. The Crusaders advanced to the quarterfinals during the '16 playoff run and finished with a 9 - 5 record.  

He is a native of Winston-Salem, N.C., and he and his wife Traci, have three children, two daughters, and a son.

Year Overall Record Home Record  Away Record
2013 - 2014 5 - 6  2 - 3  3 - 3 
2014 - 2015 (NCCAA Victory Bowl) 7 - 5  5 - 1 2 - 4
2015 - 2016 7 - 3  4 - 0  3 - 3
2016 - 2017 (NCAA Playoffs) 9 - 5 5 - 1 4 - 4
2017 - 2018  4 - 6 2 - 2 2 - 4