BUIES CREEK, N.C. – David Marsh, a key member of the offensive coaching staffs at Texas A&M and UCLA for the past four seasons, has been named offensive coordinator, Campbell University head football coach Mike Minter announced today.
Marsh comes to Campbell after spending the 2016 season as an assistant at Texas A&M under head coach Kevin Sumlin and offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone.
"There were three things I was looking for with this position," said Minter. "I wanted someone who could lead a group, so leadership was very important. I also was looking for someone who was detailed and disciplined. Lastly, I wanted someone who understood a system, inside and out, with an up-tempo offense that gets multiple players involved in the game and creates matchups. Dave had all of those qualities. He has been successful at every level of his coaching career. He is a leader and a teacher who has been at big time programs and has been in big moments, and we're looking forward to getting started."
"I'm very blessed to be here with Coach Minter and this staff," said Marsh. "The staff, as well as the Campbell community, has opened their arms to me, and I'm very excited to get started and hit the ground running. There is a lot of young talent here, not only on the team, but also this coaching staff, and I'm looking forward to working with these guys and putting the best possible product on the field."
The Aggies ranked second in the SEC in total yards (6,071) and third in points per game (34.9), while wide receiver Josh Reynolds led the SEC In receiving yards (1,039). Texas A&M went 8-5 overall, falling to Kansas State 33-28 in the Texas Bowl.
Prior to his time in College Station, Marsh was a member of Mazzone's offensive staff at UCLA, coaching inside receivers with the Bruins from 2013-16, also coaching the offensive line in the spring of 2015. With Marsh's help, UCLA ranked 23rd nationally in total offense in 2014 (467.8), also standing 34th in rushing yards (209.5), paced by the PAC-12's leading rusher, Paul Perkins.
With UCLA, Marsh coached NFL Draft picks Thomas Duarte (Miami Dolphins) and Shaq Evans (New York Jets), as well as free agent signee Devin Fuller (Atlanta Falcons), guiding Bruins to all-conference honors five times.
Marsh spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., serving as passing game coordinator while coaching quarterbacks and wide receivers in 2011, then taking offensive coordinator duties in 2012. The Sabercats won the 2011 Arizona State Championship, and ranked No. 1 in the state in total offense in 2012 (521.3). He coached 2015 Texas A&M Freshman All-American Christian Kirk to two MaxPreps All-American seasons, as well as 2011 Arizona Player of the Year D.J. Foster, who went on to play collegiately at Arizona State, signing with the New England Patriots as a priority free agent in 2016.
Marsh began his coaching career at Mesquite High School in Gilbert, Ariz. under head coach Mike Reardon in 2008, where he spent three seasons. With the help of Marsh, Mesquite hosted the school's first playoff game in 2009, again hosting in 2010. He coached the state's leading rusher in 2010, future University of Arizona running back Anthony Lopez, as well as future Northern Arizona University tight end R.J. Rickert, who was an all-state selection and region player of the year in 2010.
Marsh was a member of the United States Marine Corps from 2003-08, serving as a member of the Cherry Point Base Ruby Team in 2006-07, and deploying to Iraq in 2008 as a squad leader.