Wednesday December 23rd, 2015

Georgia director of player personnel and interim special teams coordinator Todd Hartley will be a new assistant for Miami coach Mark Richt, according to a source.

Hartley will be special teams coordinator and also coach tight ends or defensive backs, per the source. It’s a reunion with Richt for Hartley, who got his start in coaching as a student assistant for Richt at Georgia in 2006.

This past season was Hartley’s first back with Richt after spending the previous four years as an assistant at Marshall. Hartley was recently named Georgia’s interim special teams coordinator for the Jan. 2 Taxslayer Bowl, where the Bulldogs will play Penn State (7–5) in Jacksonville, Fla.

Hartley had been the Thundering Herd’s tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator his final two seasons there. Before that, he was the program’s safeties coach for two years. 

Hartley joined Marshall after two seasons as a graduate assistant at Georgia, which included him being the Bulldogs’ interim defensive backs coach for the 2009 Independence Bowl. A Gray, Ga., native, he was an offensive quality control assistant for West Virginia in 2008 following his three seasons as an offensive student assistant in Athens.

Richt was hired at his alma mater, Miami, earlier this month after putting up a 145–51 record in his 15 seasons at Georgia. He replaces Al Golden, who was fired in October amidst a 4–3 start.

Golden had a 32–25 record in his five seasons with the Hurricanes.

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