|Title:||Football Head Coach - Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks|
Head Coach and 2018 Golden Coast Conference Coach of the Year Eric Marty is entering his fourth season at Reedley College. And after a 10-1 season, conference championship, and bowl game in 2018, he has brought the history-rich Tiger Football program to its rightful status as one of the premier junior college programs in the country.
Coach Marty accepted the head coaching position just prior 2016 season and immediately went to work rebuilding the Tiger program, which at the time had just 9 players on the roster. Marty also coordinated the offense and coached the offensive line. The 2016 team finished 1-9, however, four players were named to the Golden Coast All-Conference Team, and freshmen offensive linemen Deiontae Long was named to the All-Region Team. Two players signed to NCAA DI sophomore Artis Johnson (Marshall University) and sophomore Anthony Nash (New Mexico State University).
In 2017, Coach Marty’s second year at Reedley, the foundation was laid and the team steadily improved, going 4-6 in conference play. Coach Marty continued to coordinate the offense and coached the quarterbacks. The Tigers Offense lead the state in third-down conversion percentage (48%), was 10th in rushing yards per game (204.8), and 11th in rush yards per attempt (4.9). Five players were named to the Golden Coast All-Conference Team.
2018 was the year the Tigers put it all together, led by their stellar 2017 recruiting class, the Tigers went 10-0 and won the Golden Coast Conference title for the first time since 2009. The Tigers also boasted the best defense in the conference and the number five ranked offense in the state and were at or near the top of the state in nearly every offensive category. The Tigers were selected to the play in the American Conference Championship Bowl, where they lost a hard-fought game to De Anza College 41-41. Five players were named to the Golden Coast All-Conference Team, and quarterback Randal Johnson was selected as the Golden Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year, and Coach Marty was named Golden Coast Conference Coach of the Year. Three Tigers were also selected to the All-Region Team; defensive linemen Emylle Jones, offensive linemen Zack Kadri, and quarterback Randall Johnson. Johnson was also named All-Region Offensive Player of the Year and signed with NCAA DI Middle Tennessee State University.
Before accepting the Reedley Head Coach position, Coach Marty served as the Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, and Quarterbacks Coach at East Los Angeles College in 2015. At ELAC, he helped rebuild the program, revamping facilities and the roster, and leaving the foundation for ELAC’s conference championship in 2016.
Prior to ELAC, Coach Marty was the Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks, and Receivers Coach at Moorpark College. Coach Marty took their offense from 64th in the state to 14th in just two years. He coached six All-Conference players and helped TE Cody Tuttle earn a scholarship to NCAA DI Eastern Michigan University, and WR Ray Bolden earn a scholarship to NCAA DI Stony Brook University. Bolden would go on to be a two-time All-Conference selection at Stony Brook and sign as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018.
Coach Marty received his first collegiate coaching job in 2012 at NCAA DII Oklahoma Panhandle State University where he served as the Receivers Coach and was promoted to Special Teams Coordinator.
Prior to his foray into coaching collegiate football Coach Marty served as Tight Ends and Receivers Coach (2009) and then the Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks, and Receivers Coach (2011, 2010) at his alma mater Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood, Washington. Meadowdale went 11-1 in 2009 and 2011 reaching the quarterfinals of the Washington State 3A state playoffs. Additionally, he coached tight end Connor Hamlett who would go on to become the all-time tight ends receptions leader at Oregon State University and then play in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints, and Dallas Cowboys.
Coach Marty quarterbacked and punted for Meadowdale High School where he started his junior and senior at QB and finished with an overall record of 14-6. He also was the captain of Meadowdale’s 2004 3A Washington State Championship soccer team and named 2004 Washington State 3A Soccer Player of the Year by the Seattle Times Newspaper.
He went on to play collegiately at Chapman University 2004-2008 where he started three seasons at quarterback. Coach Marty compiled a 14-8 record as a starter, broke 6 school passing records, and led the team to back-to-back winning seasons in 2007 and 2008 for the first time since 1995, 1996.
After graduating from Chapman, he signed a contract to play professionally in Europe for the Bolzano Giants in 2009. He would go on to play for four teams in four years in the Italian and Austrian Football Leagues (Bolzano Giants 2009, Danube Dragon 2010, Bologna Warriors 2011, and Catania Elphants 2012). In four years, Coach Marty quarterbacked his teams to four first place League finishes, four championship games, won the 2009 Italian Superbowl with the Bolzano Giants, and the 2010 Austrian Bowl XXVI with the Danube Dragons. He was also named the Most Valuable Player of Austrian Bowl XXVI. Coach Marty’s finished his professional career with a 39-8 overall record. 152 touchdown passes to 30 interceptions (5-1 TD-INT ratio).