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Doc Holliday will not return at Marshall

Doc Holliday will not return at Marshall, it was announced Monday.

Marshall made the announcement in a letter to Thundering Herd fans through the program's Twitter account. "I have been informed that Marshall President Dr. Jerry Gilbert will not be extending my contract as Head Football Coach at Marshall University," Holliday said.

"I am proud of what we accomplished together both academically and athletically," he continued. "We've been able to graduate student-athletes and develop them to their highest potential while competing for championships."

This move had been expected for a while within the industry.

Holliday had been Marshall's head coach since 2010, going 85-54 in the process. He led the Thundering Herd to the 2013 Conference USA championship. His 2020 team spent four weeks in the AP Top 25 before losing their final three games -- the final three games of the Holliday era. He was named C-USA's coach of the year for the 2020 season.

Eight of Holliday's 11 Marshall teams reached bowl games, where he collected a 6-2 record. He also won three C-USA East titles and finished second four times.

Holliday is a Hurricane, W.Va., native who played at WVU and spent all but eight years of his adult life in West Virginia.


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