Former Arkansas Tech student Eric Marsh is one of the most recent Tech graduates, and he's wasting little time in starting his new position as the Greene County Tech defensive line coach.
Marsh, who played for the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys, graduated in May. As a student, he assisted the Alma High School football team last spring, and now he says he's looking forward to his first coaching position.
“We are lucky to have to players that we have,” he said. “We’ve got guys who get the best out of themselves. Some of these guys can play at the next level. If we do our job as coaches and put stuff together, these guys are going to be making a lot of plays on Friday nights.”
Prior to accepting a coaching position, Marsh says he considered entering the ministry, and he hopes to make an impact on the players at Greene County Tech.
"The relationships I’m going to be having with the guys that I’m coaching (is my work now). That is an important relationship for high school students. (It’s important that they) have someone who holds them accountable and challenges them to be a better person," he added. "Obviously, we want to win football games. But, my philosophy is we are about more than winning. Winning is a natural consequence of us doing the right things. We expect our kids to walk out of here better people. That’s my ministry.”
To read more about Marsh's role as the defensive line coach click here for the article that appeared in the Paragould Daily Press.
Arkansas Tech graduate Tyler Morton was also featured for his new position as the running backs coach and special teams coordinator. Read more about Morton.
**Courtesy Paragould Daily Press.]]>