HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University football Coach Doc Holliday reportedly has filled another defensive coaching position.
The Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press is reporting that University of Tennessee at Chattanooga defensive coordinator Adam Fuller will join the Thundering Herd coaching staff. Fuller also coached linebackers at UTC, and the Herd had an opening for a linebackers coach.
The Times Free Press said UTC Head Coach Russ Huesman informed it of the move. Fuller spent four seasons as the Mocs' defensive coordinator.
The position opened when new defensive assistant Anthony Midget, introduced on Jan. 28, left for a job at Penn State. Midget's role on the Herd's staff had not yet been announced.
Fuller's Mocs defense finished the 2012 season ranked 10th in the Football Championship Subdivision in total defense (307.91) and 18th in scoring defense (20.36 points per game). It finished 13th in total defense and 17th in scoring defense in 2011.
Defensive lineman Davis Tull was named Southern Conference co-defensive player of the year, while Tull and linebacker Wes Dothard made the all-conference first team and defensive lineman Derrick Lott and defensive backs D.J. Key and Kadeem Wise made the second team.
Fuller would join a staff that includes new defensive coordinator Chuck Heater, safeties Coach Todd Hartley and defensive line Coach J.C. Price.
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