Mark Gottfried is collecting former college head coaches for his N.C. State basketball staff.
Larry Farmer joined Gottfried's staff on Thursday as the director of player development. Farmer's the third former head coach to work for Gottfried. Farmer worked at UCLA, Weber State and Loyola-Chicago.
A former player at UCLA, Farmer was a part of three national title teams from 1970 to '73 with the Bruins. Gottfried is former assistant coach at UCLA.
"Larry is a proven winner and will add a great deal to our program," Gottfried said in a statement released by the school on Thursday.
"His vast life experiences on and off the court will develop our student-athletes into well-rounded individuals. I’m looking forward to him working with our players and staff in a variety of roles."
Assistants Bobby Lutz and Orlando Early are the other two members of Gottfried's staff with head-coaching experience.
Farmer, who spent the past three seasons as an assistant at Western Michigan, will be responsible for assisting with the evaluation of video, development of practice and game schedules, game planning and acting as the academic and community liaison.