Shaine Miles is now in his third season as the Thundering Herd's tight ends coach.
Miles, who was a graduate assistant for the Herd, returned to Marshall, after a one-year stint at the United States Naval Academy, in 2003 to coach tight ends, the position he played in college.
"Shaine is a guy who just impressed me through the evaluation process after I got here," Mark Snyder said. "The coaches that I have talked to say that he is a rising star in this business. His recruiting efforts have been very impressive and I am excited to have him on our staff."
In 2003, Miles coached All-MAC honorable mention performer Jason Rader who caught 30 passes for 233 yards as a senior and was signed as a free agent by the National Football League's Atlanta Falcons. Last season, his tight ends accounted for 27 receptions and 275 yards. He also coached 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District selection, Jeff Mullins.
During his previous tenure as a graduate assistant, he assisted the defensive coaching staff before taking over full responsibility for the outside linebackers in 2001. He coached such Herd standouts as Michael Owens and Larry Davis. Owens earned Motor City Bowl Lineman of the Game honors and made the Sports Illustrated All-Bowl team for his performance in Detroit that year. Miles served one season as defensive ends coach at the United States Naval Academy. He also coached the offensive line and special teams at Bainbridge High School in Georgia from 1997 to 1999.
Miles was born on August 9, 1973, in Salem, Va. He is a graduate of Salem High School where he played football and participated in track. At Salem, he was an All-State linebacker and earned Defensive Player of the Year honors in 1992. He also finished third in the state of Virginia in the discus.
Miles received his Bachelor of Arts in history from Virginia Tech in 1996 and his M.S. in education curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech in 1997. He was a four-year letter-winner at Tech as a tight end from 1992-96. He played in four bowl games - the Independence, Gator, Sugar and Orange -- while winning two of them (the Hokies defeated Indiana University 45-20 in the 1993 Independence Bowl and beat the University of Texas 28-10 in the 1995 Sugar Bowl).
He is married to the former Vanessa Grace Rorer, also of Salem, Va.