Willy Korn enters his thirds season as wide receivers coach at CSU in 2015. Korn is also in his second year as the Bucs' recruiting coordinator.
Korn helped a wide receivers group that was impacted significantly by injury in 2014. Despite season-ending injuries to leading receivers Kevin Glears and Larry Jones prior to the year, Korn's receivers helped lead CSU to an 8-4 overall record and a three-game winning streak to end Big South Conference play. Under Korn's watch, Nathan Perera made his return to the lineup after missing two straight seasons due to injury. Perera led the Bucs with 28 catches for 398 yards and two touchdowns, and showcased his big-play ability once. Colton Korn continued to be a reliable go-to threat on third down, finishing close behind with 27 receptions for 326 yards. Chris Theodore gave CSU a big lift with 15 catches over the final six games of the campaign, while freshman Jared Scotland showed promise before going down with an injury at the end of September.
Korn mentored a group that made big and timely plays throughout the season as the Bucs finished No. 22 in the country with a 10-3 record. Junior Kevin Glears enjoyed a breakout campaign, finishing with 31 catches for 456 yards and six touchdowns. Larry Jones III recorded a solid sophomore season, reeling in 25 grabs for 380 yards and two scores. Korn's younger brother, Colton, made his mark as a freshman. Colton Korn was second on the team with 26 receptions, including two for touchdowns. Korn was a go-to target on third down for CSU's three quarterbacks.
Korn came to CSU with a strong familiarity with both Chadwell and the Palmetto State. He played for Chadwell at North Greenville University during his junior and senior seasons, earning All-American honors in leading NGU to an 11-3 season and an appearance in the D-II Quarterfinals in 2011. He finished his career with an 18-4 record as a starter at NGU.
Korn spent 2012 training quarterbacks and wide receivers in the Spartanburg area.
At North Greenville, Korn passed for 4,058 yards and 45 touchdowns. He also ran 212 times for 944 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Korn, a former prized recruit and high school All-American at Byrnes High School in Inman, S.C., began his college career at Clemson.
Korn is a 2010 graduate of Clemson with a degree in Communications. He married the former Charlotte Swain earilier this year. The couple resides in Goose Creek.