Herd’s Goebbel takes job at N.C. State
HUNTINGTON - Another assistant off the 2018 Marshall University football staff is headed out of Huntington.
Todd Goebbel, who served as Marshall’s co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach last season, is joining N.C. State’s staff as tight ends coach and special teams coordinator.
The veteran Thundering Herd assistant served two separate stints at Marshall. In addition to coaching the tight ends, Goebbel coached wide receivers and quarterbacks at Marshall while also serving a vital role in the Herd’s special teams success in 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,” N.C. State head coach Doeren said in a release. “He has developed players at tight end, quarterback and wide receiver during his career.”
Doeren had to make four different assistant hires during the offseason already, so Goebbel’s versatility can help in several different areas, bit Doeren said seeing Marshall’s work in special teams against his own team in games the past two seasons caught his interest.
“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 newspaper in Raleigh, North Carolina, Goebbel replaces 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 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 is the fourth coach/staffer to leave Marshall’s football program this offseason.
Linebackers coach Byron Thweatt left for a position at East Carolina University, strength and conditioning coach Luke Day went to the University of Colorado and defensive coordinator Adam Fuller left for the same role at the University of Memphis.
Marshall has since added strength and conditioning coach Brad Bielaniec, volunteer assistant Brad Lambert, who is expected to soon be announced as the defensive coordinator, and safeties coach Chip West.