Special Teams Analyst
Marty Biagi is in his first year in 2016 as the special teams analyst at Notre Dame. He will assist Irish special teams coordinator Scott Booker with valuable information designed to improve the efficiency and success of Notre Dame’s special teams.
Biagi joined the Notre Dame coaching staff after a one-year stint as the cornerbacks coach at South Dakota in 2015. He helped the Coyotes register the program’s most wins since 2011 – with the highlight being a 24-21 win at five-time defending national champion North Dakota State. South Dakota improved its defensive national rankings in six different categories by at least 60 spots, including passing defense, rushing defense and total defense.
Biagi spent three seasons (2012-14) at Southern University. In 2014, he served as special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach, and the Jaguars were the top-ranked special teams unit in scoring in all of college football. Southern returned four kickoffs for touchdowns, three punts for scores and Biagi was named a finalist for Football Scoop Special Teams Coordinator of the Year.
Biagi spent the 2011 season as co-defensive coordinator at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Prior to that, he was a graduate assistant at the University of Arkansas where he specialized in coaching special teams and defensive backs.
Biagi was a punter and place kicker for Marshall University from 2004-07. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Marshall in physical education in May of 2008.
A native of Shelbyville, Kentucky, Biagi is married to the former Rachael Smith.