Snyder says Marshall hasn’t called about coaching job
Saturday, March 12, 2005
Ohio State defensive coordinator Mark Snyder said he has not been contacted about the Marshall headcoaching position.
Thundering Herd coach Bob Pruett resigned Wednesday. Snyder is a former Marshall player and coach.
He was a captain and starting safety on the 1987 Division I-AA national runnerup team, graduated in 1988 and was a student assistant coach later that year.
Also, Snyder and his wife, Beth, are natives of Ironton, Ohio, which is about 20 miles from the Huntington, W.Va., campus.
Other than saying he has not been contacted, Snyder yesterday had no comment.
He is entering his second year as OSU’s defensive coordinator after three years as linebackers coach. He previously coached at Youngstown State, Minnesota and Central Florida.
In January, Snyder reportedly was offered the job of defensive coordinator at Louisiana State but turned it down.
Marshall athletics director Bob Marcum formed a committee Thursday to conduct a nationwide search for Pruett’s replacement. This fall, Marshall is moving from the Mid-American Conference into Conference USA.
Pruett made $230,000 last season in base salary plus radio and television deals. That does not include a variety of incentives, outside income sources and deferred compensation. Snyder made $185,000.
— Ken Gordon