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Former WVU QB, Marshall Coach Clint Trickett Finds New Position



Clint Trickett
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Former West Virginia quarterback and former Marshall offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Clint Trickett found himself a new position in the college football ranks.

Georgia Southern hired Trickett as the new tight ends/inside receivers coach with the program announcing his addition to the coaching staff on Thursday. He will also assume pass game coordinator duties as well next season.

Trickett will serve under Eagles head coach Clay Helton, who is in his third season at the helm. He also spent 12 seasons coaching in a variety of roles at USC from 2010-21 and in similar fashion for 10 seasons at Memphis from 2000-09.

“We are extremely excited to introduce Clint Trickett as our new tight ends/inside receivers coach,” Helton said in a statement the program put out. “Clint will also serve as our pass game coordinator. Clint is known for his pass game knowledge as both a player and as a coach. He has been in multiple leadership positions in his coaching career and is one of the more talented young coaches in the game today. He has seen college football at the highest level and is very well respected for his recruiting success in the Southeast.  We will continue to bring in the most sought-after coaches in the country and Clint is a great example of that.”

Trickett worked at Marshall the past three seasons, working as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach the previous two years and wide receiver/passing game coordinator in 2021. Marshall head coach Charles Huff relieved Trickett of his duties back in November, leaving him without a job until now.

The Thundering Herd had issues offensively last season, ranking No. 87 in total offense, 357.8 yards per game, No. 65 in passing 223.5 yards per game, No. 91 in scoring, 23.2 points per game and No. 92 in rushing, 134.2 yards per game.

He joined Marshall after spending four seasons prior with Florida Atlantic, working as co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 2020 and tight ends coach from 2017-19. Trickett started coaching in 2015, working for two seasons as quarterbacks coach at East Mississippi Community College in 2015-16, making appearances on the Netflix documentary series Last Chance U.

Clint Trickett began his college football career at Florida State, but chose to transfer to West Virginia in 2013 after graduating in three years.

His best season came as a senior in 2014, where he completed 67.1% of his passes for 3,285 yards and 18 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. He finished his WVU career with for 4,890 passing yards and 25 passing touchdowns in two seasons.

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