Jim Pittman will serve as Marshall's offensive graduate assistant coach.
"Jim is another guy who has the coaching bloodlines - his grandfather was at one time the head coach at Texas Christian," Mark Snyder said. "That sort of background can give guys a head start and some good insight into the coaching business and we are glad to have him here at Marshall."
The 2001 Louisiana State University graduate played football at Navarro Junior College (Texas) and returned to Navarro to tutor the quarterbacks and running backs in 2002-03 before spending last season as a graduate assistant at Texas Christian University.
Pittman is a native of San Antonio, Texas.