HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Various reports Saturday by local and national college football writers said Alabama assistant football coach Charles Huff has been offered the head coaching job at Marshall.
Marshall’s Board of Governors is scheduled to meet Monday to take up the selection and contract.
Pending approval by the Board of Governors, Alabama’s Charles Huff will become Marshall’s first Black head coach in program history.
Huff would be the 12th Black head coach in FBS out of 130 programs nationally.https://t.co/dPmob0V1qI
— Grant Traylor (@GrantTraylor) January 16, 2021
Huff, considered one of the nation’s top recruiters, is a Maryland native. He would be the first African-American head coach at Marshall.
Huff would replace Doc Holliday who was told earlier this month his contract was not being renewed. Holliday coached 11 seasons at Marshall. He won one conference championship and 6 of 8 bowl games.
.@Saquon on Charles Huff: “He helped mold me into the player and the man that I am today. I know one day he is gonna make a heck of a head coach, and I will be happy to see that come true.” That day is here. My story on #Marshall’s new coach:https://t.co/eZftf3BLqK
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 17, 2021
Huff was on the staff the last few years of West Virginia native Nick Saban. Penn State and Mississippi State were among his previous stops.