Eastern Illinois University '65
Former National Football League, North Carolina Central University and North Carolina State University assistant coach Dick Portee enters his first season as offensive coordinator at Fayetteville State.
Portee, a 45-year coaching veteran, joins the FSU staff after spending last season as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator at NCCU.
This is Portee's second stint at FSU, from 2007-08 Portee was assistant head coach, co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach with the Broncos.
Portee was running backs coach at North Carolina State University during the 2000-2006 seasons and held the same post with the Wolfpack from 1990-98.
In between his two NCSU coaching campaigns, Portee spent the 1999 season in the NFL as running backs coach with the Cleveland Browns.
Portee is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, where he played running back and defensive back before receiving his bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education in 1965.
He went on to earn his master's degree in Health and Physical Education from Illinois State University in 1971.
Portee's coaching career began in 1965 at his alma mater, Eisenhower High School in Decatur, Ill., where he coached football, basketball and tennis.
His collegiate coaching career started as a defensive and offensive backs coach at Illinois State University from 1969-1976.
From 1977-1981, he served as recruiting coordinator and defensive backs coach at Cornell University.
He spent time at the University of Maryland as an assistant coach, coaching outside linebackers and wide receivers from 1982-1989.