James Franklin has made another addition to his staff, hiring Joe Lorig to be the special teams coordinator at Penn State.

A release was sent out on Thursday afternoon to make the announcement. Lorig arrives in State College after spending the last three seasons at Memphis, where he served as the special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach.

Lorig will also be a defensive assistant for Penn State.

“We are looking forward to having Joe join our staff,” Franklin said in a release. “We conducted a comprehensive study of special teams coordinators across the country to find the best fit for our staff and identified Joe as the best candidate. His special teams units have a history of being among the best in the country and we know he can continue that success here. I have also known Joe for man years, dating back to when we worked together at Idaho State under Larry Lewis.”

Lorig has 22 years of coaching experience at the college level. He’s been a special teams coordinator for six years and a defensive coordinator for eight years.