Adkins Returns to Marshall as Offensive Line Coach
Cross Lanes native welcomed back
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall head coach Doc Holliday announced Friday that Greg Adkins has returned to the program as its offensive line coach.
Adkins, a four-year offensive lineman and 1990 Thundering Herd graduate, previously coached at Marshall for five seasons (defensive line, tight ends, offensive line) from 1991-95 and helped guide the program to the 1992 I-AA national championship and three more appearances in the I-AA national title game (1991, ’93, ’95).
“The Marshall Football family is excited to have Greg Adkins return as offensive line coach,” said Thundering Herd head coach Doc Holliday. “He has proven himself at the highest level of our business and, having grown up here and graduated from Marshall, possesses an intimate knowledge of our program.”
The Cross Lanes native and Nitro High School graduate returns to Huntington from Charlotte, where he was the 49ers’ offensive line coach, run game coordinator and interim offensive coordinator.
Prior to that, he coached offensive lines at Oklahoma State (2015-17), Syracuse (2009-12), Tennessee (2003-08), Troy (2001-02) and Georgia (1996-200). He also handled recruiting duties at Syracuse, Tennessee and Troy. At Georgia, he also coached tight ends and the defensive line and mentored Tennessee’s tight ends during his time there as well.
“Thank you to Doc Holliday, the coaching staff and the rest of Marshall Athletics for making this a warm welcome back to my alma mater,” Adkins said. “I look forward to continuing to build upon the history of the University and football program!”
Adkins, who has over 25 years of coaching experience and has participated in 12 bowl games, had a stop in the National Football League as well, serving as the Buffalo Bills’ tight ends coach in 2013-14.
What They’re Saying About Greg Adkins
Jim Donnan, Former Marshall and Georgia head coach
“Greg was very instrumental in our success at Marshall and Georgia. He is a very good fundamental and technique coach and has proven to be an outstanding recruiter. I had a chance to watch him coach in the NFL and he related to that level very well too. Marshall is getting a guy with loads of coaching experience and I’m thrilled that he’s returning to his alma mater.”
Phillip Fulmer, University of Tennessee Director of Athletics and former head football coach:
“I am so proud that Greg is back at Marshall. I know how special it is to coach at your alma mater. As a coach and man, Greg brings great experience, expertise and knowledge of the game. He is a hard worker, excellent strategist and outstanding technique coach. He is a very tough and demanding coach, but also cares about his players.”