Nebraska football: Former coach gets coordinator job

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A former Nebraska football coach landed himself a new defensive coordinator job.

Former Nebraska football defensive backs coach Marvin Sanders is back in the college ranks. After spending the last four years as the head coach of a high school football team, Sanders was hired to be the defensive coordinator for Coastal Carolina.

The Chanticleers are coached by Joe Moglia, who has worked with Sanders before. The two coaches both worked with each other in Nebraska but not with the Cornhuskers.

Moglia and Sanders worked together on the semi-pro football team the Omaha Nighthawks. After working with the Nighthawks, Sanders was named the defensive coordinator for the FAU  Owls.

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Sanders left that job after just one year to coach defensive backs at USC. Once again, Sanders was only with the team for one year. In 2013, he went to Loyola High and had been the head coach there until last year.

Apparently aware that some might be a bit skeptical of a defensive coordinator who had been out of the college ranks since 2013, Moglia made it clear he trusted Sanders explicitly while talking to WBTW.

“I have known Marvin since 2009 and have seen first-hand his impact on the type of defense we are striving for here at Coastal,” Moglia said.” He is a believer in everything our program stands for – BAM (Be A Man), LAF (Life After Football) and our mission to put a team on the field that all of which Coastal Carolina will be proud.”

Marvin Sanders spent two rather short stints with the Huskers. He first came to the Nebraska football team as part of Frank Solichs’ final staff in 2013. He made a return in 2008 and was a member of the Huskers’ staff until 2010. While Sanders has had a colorful career, there is very little doubt that he knows how to coach a defense.