Former Texas Tech QB comes to Herd after serving as Purdue TE coach in 2023

Marshall Football coach Charles Huff announced the hiring of Seth Doege as the Thundering Herd’s new offensive coordinator on Tuesday.

Doege comes to Marshall from Purdue where he served as the tight ends coach during the 2023 season.

“We’re really excited to have Seth join our staff,” Huff said of his new offensive coordinator. “Seth is a young, innovative offensive mind who will bring a lot of value to both our offense and our organization.”

Doege (pronounced DAY-ghee) brings a Power Five pedigree to Marshall’s staff. In addition to his time at Purdue, Doege spent the 2022 season with Ole Miss after three years at USC.

From 2019-21, Doege served in several roles with the Trojans, including offensive quality control analyst in his first two seasons and tight ends coach in his final year in 2021.

During that time, he played a key role in getting a pair of Top-100 quarterbacks in the Trojans’ Class of 2021, which included quarterback Jaxson Dart, who later moved on to become the starter for Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss.

In 2020, USC’s passing offense ranked No. 1 in the Pac-12 and 11th in FBS behind quarterback Kedon Slovis, who was an All-Pac-12 First Team selection after leading the league in completions, passing yards, total offense and completion percentage.

That came after a 2019 season in which USC was in the top-25 in six offensive categories (completion percentage, passing offense, passing efficiency, total offense, third-down conversions and first downs). The Trojans also set school marks for passing yards, completion percentage, completions and attempts behind Slovis, who was a Freshman All-America and Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year.

Prior to his time at USC, Doege spent three seasons at Bowling Green from 2016-18 where he quickly climbed the ladder. After serving as a graduate assistant in his first year, Doege was promoted to wide receivers coach in his second season and added the title of special teams coordinator in his final season.

Doege’s playing career also saw success at the highest level as he played quarterback at Texas Tech from 2009-12.

As a senior in 2012, Doege was named as a Davey O’Brien Award semifinalist after finishing in the Top-5 nationally in passing yards, touchdowns, completions and completion percentage, Doege finished the year 380 of 541 (70.2%) through the air for 4,205 yards and 39 touchdowns. His 2012 highlights included a performance in which he threw for 504 yards in an upset win over No. 5 WVU, a seven-touchdown effort in a victory over TCU and MVP honors in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

That came after a junior season in 2011 when Doege emerged on the national scene, completing 398 of 581 passes for 4,004 yards and 28 touchdowns. His highlights that year included leading the Red Raiders to an upset over No. 3 Oklahoma and a 40-of-44 performance against New Mexico.

Doege spent the 2013 season on the practice squad of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons then played with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2014 before later moving into the coaching realm.

After a prep career at Crane (Texas) High and Frenship High, Doege enrolled at Texas Tech where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences in 2011.

Doege and his wife, Abigail, have a daughter, Leighton Flynn.

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**Press release from Marshall University – HERDZONE – 12/5/2023 3:45:00 PM | Football

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