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Report: Charles Huff Begins to Put Coaching Staff Together at Marshall



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Charles Huff is starting to put people in place — with some familiar faces new and old — on his first coaching staff at Marshall.

According to Wednesday reports by Football Scoop, Huff has verbal agreements in place for several defensive assistant coaches that are subject to background checks and other required clearances by the school.

Lance Guidry, the Florida Atlantic safeties coach, has been tabbed as the Thundering Herd’s new defensive coordinator, while Dominique Bowman (pictured above) will join Marshall as a defensive backs coach after recently accepting a job as the Tennessee-Martin co-defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach.

There will also be several Marshall alums making their returns to Huntington according to the Football Scoop report. Ralph Street, the Florida A&M defensive coordinator who was a standout defensive lineman during the Herd’s run of Mid-American Conference championships and bowl wins during the late 1990s and early 2000s, is up to be the new defensive line coach. Shannon Morrison, the Eastern Kentucky linebackers coach and a member of MU’s 1992 I-AA national championship team (as well as national runner-up teams in 1991 and 1993), will come on as Huff’s linebackers coach.

It was also reported that one member of Doc Holliday’s offensive coaching staff — offensive coordinator Tim Cramsey — will be retained by Huff, who confirmed that during an appearance on MetroNews radio.

“Tim and I have had a relationship,” Huff told MN host Hoppy Kercheval. “When you build a staff you’ve got to blend it the right way. Me having a relationship with Tim prior to here really helped.”

Earlier Wednesday, Football Scoop also reported that Huff plans to hire Samford’s Ben Ashford as Marshall’s new strength and conditioning coach.

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Tom Bragg covers WVU, Marshall, high schools and other sports for West Virginia Sports Now. Tom spent more than a decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia covering high school, college, youth and professional sports for newspapers in Huntington, Fairmont and Charleston before joining WVSN in 2020. Tom is a graduate of Marshall University's W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications.


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