Vince Marrow is in his second season on the Nebraska staff and tutors the Nebraka tight ends.
Marrow expanded his role and proved successful on the recruiting front last spring, when Nebraska was granted a waiver from the NCAA to allow Marrow to recruit off campus while associate head coach Barney Cotton was unable to travel while recovering from surgery.
With Marrow’s help, a young Husker offense showed great promise under first-year coordinator Tim Beck in 2011. Nebraska averaged nearly 30 points per game last fall, and the Huskers scored at least two touchdowns in every game in 2011, a feat NU has accomplished only twice in the past 10 seasons.
Garrison also oversees Nebraska's tight ends, who combined for 29 catches for 446 yards and one touchdown in 2011, in addition to a blocking role in the run game.
Nebraska’s rushing attack flourished, averaging 217.2 yards per game to rank 15th nationally. Nebraska averaged 200 yards rushing for only the second time in the past eight seasons.
Marrow came to Nebraska after serving as the tight ends coach of the Omaha Nighthawks in the United Football League in 2010. He helped the Nighthawks to a 3-5 record in the franchise’s inaugural campaign. Prior to that, he was the head coach at Holland High School in Springfield, Ohio, in 2009 and at the University of Toledo as tight ends coach in 2008. Marrow began his coaching career in NFL Europe following a distinguished playing career. He worked with the Rhein Fire (2006-07) and Berlin Thunder (2005-06) as a tackles/tight end coach with both teams before the league folded in 2007.
As a player, he was on the roster of five NFL teams: Buffalo Bills (1992-95); Carolina Panthers (1995); New York Jets (1996); Chicago Bears (1997-98) and San Francisco 49ers (1998-99). He was on the roster for the Bills for Super Bowls in 1993 and 1994. His best season in the NFL was in 1994, when he appeared in 10 games for the Bills.
Marrow also made first-team all-league for the Frankfort Galaxy of NFL Europe in 1998, and played one season for the Orlando Rage in the XFL in 2000 before going into coaching.
Marrow started his college career at Youngstown State before transferring to Toledo and playing two seasons as a tight end for the Rockets. He was a second-team All-Mid American Conference selection in 1991 and was selected by the Bills in the 11th round of the 1992 NFL Draft.
A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Marrow graduated with a degree in criminal justice from Toledo in 1992 and was a teammate of Husker football coach Bo Pelini at Cardinal Mooney High School. Marrow and his wife, Dr. Monique Marrow, have five children (Mike, Phylica, Merrisa, Victoria and Aryanna). Mike is a fullback for Nebraska.
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