Littrell Adds Marty Biagi As Mean Green Special Teams Coordinator
Biagi Joins North Texas After Spending 2016 With Notre Dame
DENTON – North Texas head football coach Seth Littrell announced Wednesday that Marty Biagi has been named the program’s special teams coordinator.
“We are very excited to welcome Marty to our staff,” Littrell said. “He comes very highly recommended from people in the business that I have a great deal of respect for. After talking with him, it is clear he has a passion for special teams, having been a standout special teams player himself. He is a tireless recruiter who will hit the ground running. He will make us better and we look forward to having him join the Mean Green family.”
Biagi spent the 2016 season on staff at Notre Dame under Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly as a special teams analyst and offensive assistant. While in South Bend, Biagi conducted daily position meetings, and assisted with practice and game planning, while also evaluating prospective student athletes in his assigned recruiting area. He was also instrumental in the coaching of All-American kicker Justin Yoon.
Prior to his time at Notre Dame, Biagi had a one-year stint as the cornerbacks coach at South Dakota in 2015. He helped the Coyotes register the program's most wins since 2011 – with the highlight being a 24-21 win at five-time defending national champion North Dakota State. South Dakota improved its defensive national rankings in six different categories by at least 60 spots, including passing defense, rushing defense and total defense.
Biagi spent three seasons (2012-14) at Southern University. In 2014, he served as special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach, and the Jaguars were the top-ranked special teams unit in scoring in all of college football. Southern returned four kickoffs for touchdowns, three punts for scores and Biagi was named a finalist for Football Scoop’s Special Teams Coordinator of the Year.
The Shelbyville, Kentucky, native spent the 2011 season as co-defensive coordinator at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Prior to that, he was a graduate assistant at the University of Arkansas where he specialized in coaching special teams and defensive backs.
Biagi was a punter and kicker with the Marshall Thundering Herd from 2004-07 and earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Marshall in May of 2008.