Florida graduate assistant Zach Smith to join the Marshall coaching staff
Zach Smith, who has spent the past five seasons under Urban Meyer as a graduate assistant, has been hired as the wide receivers coach at Marshall.
Smith was an offensive and special teams graduate assistant for the Gators from 2007 to 2009. He also worked as an offensive and special teams quality control assistant and in recruiting evaluation for UF from 2006 to 2007.
"Zach is an outstanding young football coach who has a tremendous background and a bright future," new Marshall head coach Doc Holliday said. "He has spent the last five years working closely with Urban Meyer and has been heavily involved with their special teams and their great success."
Smith's duties at Florida included game planning and all opponent breakdowns and tendencies, working with wide receivers (2007-08) and quarterbacks (2008-09), assisting with special teams game plan input and all breakdowns (2005-07), evaluating prospective student-athletes, creating and designing a recruiting action plan, in addition to game prep tests and quality control.
A native of Dublin, Ohio, Smith earned a B.S. in sports management from Florida in 2007. He is the grandson of College Football Hall of Fame coach Earle Bruce.