Hometown: Bristol, PA
College: Albright College '14
Years at Whittier: 3rd
Eric Wade enters his third season with the Poets Football Program and will coach the offensive line, and tight ends. He joins the Poets after serving as an assistant coach with North Carolina Wesleyan where he coached the tight ends, and assisted with the offensive line for 2 seasons. He joined North Carolina Wesleyan in the fall of 2014 after completing a successful four-year playing career at Albright College
During Wade’s two seasons at North Carolina Wesleyan, he successfully recruited major cities including, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Greensboro. Wade also has experience recruiting in the state of Florida, as he recruited student athletes from the cities of Orlando, Tampa Bay, and Jacksonville. In his first season at North Carolina Wesleyan, Wade helped a 2-8 football team reach a 5-5 overall record. Wade was able to contribute to the success of their running back, who rushed for over 1,400 yards and 10 touchdowns in a single season, making him a first team All-American selection and offensive player of the year for the USA South Conference. During the 2015 season, Wade was part of an offensive coaching staff that helped North Carolina Wesleyan score 35 points per game, and average over 440 yards per game, leading them to a 5-2 conference record.
Wade's playing career at Albright saw the Bristol, PA native garner Mid-Atlantic All-Conference honors at tight end for three consecutive seasons from 2011 to 2013. A 2013 USA College Football First Team All-American, he was selected to play in the 2013 National Bowl Game in Miami, Florida, and also the 2013-2014 USA College Football All American Bowl Game in Hoover, Alabama.
Wade received his bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Albright in May of 2014.