CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- New Marshall assistant football coach Anthony Midget is experienced in helping build a program - from scratch.
Not a 5-7 season, as he will try to improve upon at Marshall, but 0-0.
Midget, whose hiring by Marshall was announced Monday by coach Doc Holliday, comes from Georgia State, where he served under Bill Curry from 2008-12.
That means he was in on the Panthers' football program from the very start. From practicing on different fields, playing their way through the FCS into its entry into the Sun Belt, etc.
Midget, who was Curry's defensive coordinator last season, is ready for anything.
"It was a great experience being able to build something from the ground up, the entire program," he said. "Seeing the difficulties in trying to put everything together."
Now, he will join the MU staff as a defensive coach. His role has yet to be publicly announced, but his expertise is in the secondary. He served as secondary coach at Georgia State, and was a four-year letterman at cornerback at Virginia Tech from 1996-99. He started three years and was a first-team All-Big East pick as a senior.
He also coordinated special teams at Georgia State, and he recruited and tutored Colonial Athletic Association co-special teams player of the year Albert Wilson.