A little less than two weeks after officially lost an assistant to its in-state rival, Marshall has found a replacement.
In a press release sent out Thursday, head coach Doc Holliday announced that Thomas Brown has been hired as the Herd’s new running backs coach. Brown will replace JaJuan Seider, who accepted the same job at West Virginia earlier this month.
“Thomas is an excellent addition to our staff,” Holliday said in a statement. “He has competed at the highest level of our sport and has a tremendous reputation in Atlanta with players and coaches alike. We are pleased to welcome Thomas and his family to our program.”
The 26-year-old Brown spent the 2012 season at FCS-level Chattanooga, one year after he served at his alma mater Georgia as part of the Bulldogs’ strength & conditioning staff. He was hired in January by Georgia State
A four-year starter at UGA, Brown left the school as the fifth-leading rusher in the program’s history and his 3,750 all-purpose yards are still fourth all-time. He spent a couple of years on NFL rosters after leaving Athens, the last in 2010.
“I’m very excited to have this opportunity to join the staff here at Marshall,” said Brown. “I am looking forward to working with some talented student-athletes and becoming a member of the Marshall community.”