After an unexpectedly disappointing spring season that featured four losses and two games cancelled due to COVID-19 protocols and precautions, Grambling State has its new offensive coordinator, sources tell FootballScoop.
Per sources, Eric Marty – the current head coach and offensive coordinator at Reedley (California) Junior College – has signed to become the Tigers' offensive play-caller.
Marty replaces former veteran coach Kendrick Nord, who dismissed himself earlier in the Tigers' season after just one game.
It was a move similar to what Nord inherited; Grambling endured considerable turnover at the offensive coordinator position during this unorthodox spring season. Previous play-caller Mark Orlando resigned one game into the spring after the Tigers were upset by Prairie View A&M.
In Marty, Grambling and coach Broderick Fobbs get a coach with a strong offensive background and deep West Coast connections.
Marty guided Reedley to 41.5 and 45.7 points-per-game during the 2018-19 seasons, respectively, and led the program to back-to-back Gold Coast Conference championships. That produced a pair of bowl berths and Reedley's first postseason victory since 2003 in the process.
A native of Washington, Marty played collegiately at Chapman University and also played professionally in Europe prior to entering the coaching ranks.
At Grambling, Marty will team with Fobbs, who likewise has had a strong track record of success prior to this spring's troubles. The Tigers won 51 games and generated a pair of double-digit win seasons in Fobbs' first six full seasons atop the program at his alma mater.
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