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Inside the Headset with the AFCA

May 30, 2019

This week on Inside the Headset we speak with Chris Marve, defensive run game coordinator and linebacker coach for Mississippi State University. We discuss building credibility as a coach, his philosophy on recruiting and coaching linebackers, and how he works to develop his players on and off the field.

Chris Marve's coaching career began at Vanderbilt University as a defensive quality control coach (2014). Prior to the 2015 season, he became a defensive graduate assistant, and he was eventually promoted to a full-time staff member coaching the inside linebackers (2016-18). Coach Marve joined Mississippi State's staff in the 2019 offseason. He was selected as a participant in the AFCA's 2018 35 Under 35 Coaches Leadership Institute, and he and his wife started a non-profit foundation, Marvelous Deeds - Psalm 86:10.

  • [0:27] Start of interview
  • [0:40] How teaching led to becoming a football coach
  • [4:49] Building credibility as a coach
  • [11:03] Coaching at his alma mater
  • [15:06] Characteristics to look for in recruits
  • [19:27] Linebacker philosophy
  • [21:22] Developing athletes off the field
  • [23:56] Marvelous Deeds - Psalm 86:10

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