Todd Hartley joined the Marshall University Football Coaching Staff in March of 2011. He served as the Herd's safeties coach for two seasons before being named Tight Ends Coach/Recruiting Coordinator in March of 2013.
Hartley comes to Marshall after serving as a defensive graduate assistant coach at the University of Georgia since 2009 and he will oversee the safeties following Fred Tate's move to defensive line coach.
Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt named him the Bulldog's interim defensive backs coach for the 2009 Independence Bowl and Georgia won that game by the score of 44-20 over Texas A&M. The Aggies entered that game with the nation's fifth ranked scoring offense.
Prior to his graduate assistantship at Georgia, Hartley served as an offensive quality control coach at West Virginia from May of 2008 to May of 2009 and as an offensive/special teams undergraduate assistant at Georgia from 2006 and 2008.
Hartley earned a B.S. in Health and Physical Education from the University of Georgia in 2008 and has been working toward an M.S. in Adult Education at Georgia.
Hartley is a native of Gray, Ga., and he is married to the former Jessica Spires. The couple has one son Tucker.