Coaches Spotlight: Marty Galbraith, Tennessee TitansNFLHS.COM - Coaches Spotlight: Marty Galbraith, Tennessee Titans
...Marty Galbraith, Tennessee Titans
...Marty Galbraith came to the Tennessee Titans as assistant special teams coach last year with an extensive background that includes stops on the college and pro levels.
But it's his
experiences in the high school ranks that Galbraith
says set the path for a successful coaching career.Galbraith
has had various stops on the pro level, including with the Arizona Cardinals as tight ends coach in 2003 and as offensive line coach for the Kansas City Chiefs
in 1985, with the USFL's Tampa Bay Bandits in 1983 and 1984, and the Arizona Outlaws in 1986.Galbraith
, who is also helping the Titans'
offensive staff, came to Tennessee after coaching as offensive coordinator in 2004 at Duke University
.Galbraith started coaching as a grad assistant at Northwest Missouri State in 1972.
After a three-year high school stint in Joplin, Mo., his
coached collegiately at Purdue
, Wake Forest, Louisiana State, Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Marshall and North Carolina State
has coached teams in eight college bowl games.He was the offensive line coach at N.C. State in 2000 and was offensive coordinator 2001 and 2002 for the Wolfpack, who set several offensive records in those seasons.
Marshall was 25-1 and Mid-American Conference champions in Galbraith's
two seasons there.
"A lot of guys do grad assistant's coaching first and that's what I did," he
said."Then I coached at Joplin (Mo.) three years."
It was a school of 1,200 students.Galbraith was the team's offensive line coach.
"There were four classifications for schools at that time," he
said."We were in a league that was all 4A, with schools that had higher enrollments.In our third year, we won a state championship."Galbraith
was a busy man at the Missouri school.
"I coached three sports," he
said."I also coached basketball and golf.No one wanted to coach golf.But then I found out you got to play a round of golf every day."Galbraith
eventually got the chance to coach collegiately.But when he
was at Georgia Tech
in 1993 and the coaching staff was dismissed, he
decided to stick around while his
son finished high school in Georgia.
"I coached at his
high school one year and then got a head coaching job in Marietta," Galbraith
offers some valuable advice to high school coaches who may harbor thoughts of eventually moving up to the collegiate and pro levels.
"Coaches need to try to get as much knowledge as they can from going to clinics and pro camps," Galbraith