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Talent Transplant: Charles Huff


“We believe in our family that a place is what you make it.” 

Charles Huff grew up on a small farm in Denton, MD. Since then, he has lived in a variety of places—including Hampton, VA; Starkville, MS; State College, PA; and Tuscaloosa, AL—as he pursued his passion for playing and coaching football. 

In January, that passion brought him to Huntington, WV, when he was named the 30th head football coach at Marshall University—a move he believes was divinely planned for him. 

“I had a zero reservations about moving my family here,” he says. “I believe when you take a job, you have to look at the whole picture, not just part of it. For me, a university with such great tradition and history was an unbelievable opportunity. One of the things that drew me here was the close-knit community and the love and passion for the university. In my opinion, it rivals some major colleges.” 

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