It’s a return to the Thundering Herd for Goebbel, who was receivers coach for the program from 2005-09. He has spent the last five seasons as Ohio Dominican’s offensive coordinator.
His run-heavy offenses have been among the most prolific in NCAA Division II during that span. Prior to his first stint at Marshall, he was a defensive quality control coach at Ohio State in 2004.
The 38-year-old Goebbel was also offensive coordinator at Quincy University from 2002-03 and before that was quarterbacks and wide receivers coach at Tiffin University for two seasons. He coached tight ends at Wooster College in 1999 after playing quarterback at Kent State and Northern Iowa.
He replaces Todd Hartley who left last month to become Georgia’s director of player personnel. Marshall had a 13-1 record this past season under coach Doc Holliday, who is finalizing a new six-year contract at the school.
Holliday has a 40-25 record in his five seasons with the Thundering Herd and has had suitors for other jobs. The most recent interest came in December for Pittsburgh’s head coaching job that ultimately went to Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi.