Thursday, March 6, 2014

Marshall Football: Herd Adds Barclay as New Running Backs Coach

According to multiple reports Marshall has hired Chris Barclay as its new running backs coach. Barclay comes to the Herd from William & Mary where he held the same position.

A familiar name to Wake Forest fans, Barclay was named 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year after rushing for 1,127 yards and ten touchdowns for the Demon Deacons. When his collegiate career ended, Barclay spent parts of three NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, and Atlanta Falcons.

Barclay's served two seasons as running backs coach at William & Mary. This year the Tribe ranked 77th out of 122 Football Championship Subdivision teams after averaging 148.9 rushing yards per game. He recruited central Virginia, western North Carolina, and a number of southwestern states for William & Mary.

Barclay replaces Thomas Brown who left Marshall to become the running backs coach at Wisconsin.

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