Inside The Headset: Chris Marve [PODCAST]

This week on Inside the Headset we speak with Chris Marve, defensive run game coordinator and linebacker coach for Mississippi State University. We discuss building credibility as a coach, his philosophy on recruiting and coaching linebackers, and how he works to develop his players on and off the field.

Chris Marve’s coaching career began at Vanderbilt University as a defensive quality control coach (2014). Prior to the 2015 season, he became a defensive graduate assistant, and he was eventually promoted to a full-time staff member coaching the inside linebackers (2016-18). Coach Marve joined Mississippi State’s staff in the 2019 offseason. He was selected as a participant in the AFCA’s 2018 35 Under 35 Coaches Leadership Institute, and he and his wife started a non-profit foundation, Marvelous Deeds – Psalm 86:10.

  • [0:27] Start of interview
  • [0:40] How teaching led to becoming a football coach
  • [4:49] Building credibility as a coach
  • [11:03] Coaching at his alma mater
  • [15:06] Characteristics to look for in recruits
  • [19:27] Linebacker philosophy
  • [21:22] Developing athletes off the field
  • [23:56] Marvelous Deeds – Psalm 86:10

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