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Harrison Hires NFL Assistant Coach

Marty Galbraith, who coached Lassiter in the 1990s, joins the Hoyas after seven seasons with the Tennessee Titans.

has hired NFL assistant Marty Galbraith as its head football coach.

The school announced the replacement for David Hines, after a 3-7 season, on the Hoya football website.

Galbraith has been a football coach for almost 40 years, most recently as the Tennessee Titans’ assistant special teams coach from 2005 to 2011, according to the Titans’ website.

His only previous head-coaching stint was at from 1995 to 1997. He led the Trojans to a record of 19-11, The Marietta Daily Journal said.

Galbraith also coached defensive backs at in 1994 after moving to the area to coach tight ends and special teams at Georgia Tech in 1992 and 1993.

Although he played defensive back in college at Missouri Southern, where he captained an NAIA national championship team in 1972, Galbraith has coached offense for most of his career.

In addition to his time with the Titans, Galbraith has NFL experience with the Arizona Cardinals in 1993 and the Kansas City Chiefs in 1985. He also coached in the USFL, including overseeing the offensive line for Steve Spurrier with the Tampa Bay Bandits in 1983 and 1984.

Galbraith, a native of Joplin, MO, has spent most of his coaching career in the college ranks, starting as a graduate assistant at Northwest Missouri State in 1973. He was the offensive coordinator for future pro quarterbacks Chad Pennington at Marshall and Philip Rivers at North Carolina State.

Harrison football families can meet their new coach Thursday during the spring meeting of the Hoya football booster club at 7 p.m. in the school theater. Galbraith will discuss his coaching philosophy and his vision for the Hoyas.

Harrison opens the 2012 season Aug. 31 at Woodstock.

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