Marshall’s Todd Goebbel takes job at N.C. State
HUNTINGTON — Another assistant off the 2018 Marshall football staff is headed out of Huntington.
Todd Goebbel, who served as Marshall’s co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach this season, will join N.C. State’s staff as tight ends coach while adding the role of special teams coordinator, as well.
While those were Goebbel’s duties most recently, the veteran Herd assistant who served two separate stints at Marshall has seen time coaching many different positions. In addition to coaching the tight ends, Goebbel has coached the wide receivers and quarterbacks at Marshall while also serving a vital role in the Herd’s special teams success over the last several seasons.
“I’m excited to add a guy to our staff who has great knowledge in the kicking game — running all of the units and coaching the specialists — and who also knows how to coach multiple positions on offense,” Doeren said. “He has developed players at tight end, quarterback and wide receiver during his career.”
Doeren has had to make four different assistant hires during the 2019 offseason already, so Goebbel’s versatility can help in several different areas as the Wolfpack coaching staff gets acclimated to one another.
However, the N.C. State head coach added that seeing Marshall’s work in special teams against his own team also caught his interest throughout the hiring process.
“What drew me to Todd was how impressed with Marshall’s special teams when we’ve played them each of the past two years/′ Doeren said.
According to Joe Giglio of The News and Observer, Goebbel replaces former assistant Eddie Faulkner who left the Wolfpack to take an assistant coaching position with the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers.
Goebbel’s latest stint with the Herd started back in 2015 when Marshall head coach Doc Holliday hired him as the tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator.
Prior to that, Goebbel coached with the Herd from 2005-09 as the wide receivers coach for Mark Snyder. Following that period, he served as the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Ohio Dominican University. Goebbel marks the fourth coach/staffer to leave Marshall’s football program this offseason.
Linebackers coach Byron Thweatt left for a position at East Carolina nearly immediately after the win in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl, strength and conditioning coach Luke Day left for a spot on the staff at the University of Colorado and defensive coordinator Adam Fuller left for the same role at the University of Memphis.
Since that time, Marshall has added three members to its staff, as well: strength and conditioning coach Brad Bielaniec, current volunteer assistant Brad Lambert, who is expected to soon be announced as the defensive coordinator, and safeties coach Chip West.