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Marty Galbraith
Assistant Special Teams

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Marty Galbraith is in his sixth season with the Titans as assistant special teams coach and eighth overall in the NFL. Galbraith assists Alan Lowry in every aspect of the special teams, including film break down, game-planning and instruction. In his first five seasons, he has also assisted Mike Munchak in his work with the offensive line.

Last year, the special teams unit lost punter Craig Hentrich to injury in the second game of the season. Eventually, Brett Kern was claimed off waivers from Denver and put together a sensational 10 games with the Titans – averaging 45.0 yards per punt and a net average of 41.4 yards. The net average would have been a new franchise record, but he fell three punts short of qualifying for the mark. A whopping 48 percent of Kern’s punts (18 of 37) finished inside the opponent’s 20.

In 2008, the Titans finished first in the NFL in kickoff return average (25.4) and returner Chris Carr finished in the top 10 in the AFC in both kickoff return average and punt return average.

The 2007 season saw the emergence of kicker Rob Bironas into a record-setting performer and a Pro Bowl talent. He earned his first Pro Bowl selection after leading the league in field goals made (35), including an NFL-record eight field goals in a game at Houston.

The special teams unit had another standout season in 2006, which included the leading punt returner in the NFL (Pacman Jones, 12.9 avg.), ranking second in net punt average, third in punts inside the 20-yard line (32) and a franchise long 60-yard field goal by Bironas to defeat Indianapolis. 

In 2005, the Titans were the only NFL team that didn’t have a negative special teams play over the entire season (fumble lost, blocked kick, return allowed for TD).

A 37-year coaching veteran, Galbraith has coaching experience in a variety of capacities and at all levels including pro, college and high school, most recently as offensive coordinator for Duke University during the 2004 season.

Galbraith has experience in the professional ranks with the Arizona Cardinals (tight ends, 2003) under Dave McGinnis, Kansas City Chiefs (offensive line, 1985), and the USFL's Tampa Bay Bandits (offensive line, 1983-84) and Arizona Outlaws (offensive line, 1986). 

His background includes 20 years at the collegiate level and another seven in the high school ranks. He was the offensive line coach at North Carolina State (2000) and took over as offensive coordinator (2001-02) for the Wolfpack, setting numerous offensive records, including a school record 11-win season in quarterback Philip Rivers’ junior season.

He broke into the coaching ranks as a grad assistant at Northwest Missouri State in 1973 and would make stops at Purdue (1977), Wake Forest (1978-82, 1989-90), Louisiana State (1987-88), Pittsburgh (1991), Georgia Tech (1992-93) and Marshall (1998-99). His teams appeared in eight bowl games: 1979 and 2001 Tangerine Bowls, 1987 Gator Bowl, 1988 Hall of Fame Bowl, 1998 and 1999 Motor City Bowl, 2000 Micronpc.com Bowl and the 2002 Gator Bowl.

His tenure at Marshall saw the Thundering Herd post a 25-1 mark, including two Mid-American Conference championships and the development of Chad Pennington into a first-round draft pick.

A native of Joplin, Mo. (2/3/50), Galbraith was a standout defensive back at Missouri Southern and captained the NAIA national championship team in 1972. He was inducted in the Missouri Southern Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999. Galbraith has three grown children – daughters Amy and Kasie, and son Stephen, daughter-in-law Michelle, grandson Samuel and granddaughter Anna – and resides in Nashville, Tenn.

Marty Galbraith Coaching Ledger
2005-10: Asst. Special Teams, Tennessee Titans
2004: Offensive Coordinator, Duke
2003: Tight Ends, Arizona Cardinals
2000-02: Offensive Line/Offensive Coordinator, N.C. State
1998-99: Asst. Head Coach/Off. Coord./Offensive Line, Marshall
1995-97: Head Coach, Lassiter (Ga.) High School
1994: Defensive Backs, Pope (Ga.) High School
1992-93: Tight Ends/Special Teams, Georgia Tech
1991: Tight Ends/Special Teams, Pittsburgh
1989-90: Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line, Wake Forest
1987-88: Tight Ends/Offensive Line, Louisiana State
1986: Offensive Line, Arizona Outlaws (USFL)
1985: Offensive Line, Kansas City Chiefs
1983-84: Offensive Line, Tampa Bay Bandits (USFL)
1978-82: Offensive Line/Defensive Backs, Wake Forest
1977: Wide Receivers, Purdue
1974-76: Offensive Line, Joplin (Mo.) Memorial High School
1973: Grad Asst./Defensive Backs, Northwest Missouri State

Marty Galbraith is in his sixth season with the Titans as assistant special teams coach and eighth overall in the NFL. Galbraith assists Alan Lowry in every aspect of the special teams, including film break down, game-planning and instruction. In his first five seasons, he has also assisted Mike Munchak in his work with the offensive line.

Last year, the special teams unit lost punter Craig Hentrich to injury in the second game of the season. Eventually, Brett Kern was claimed off waivers from Denver and put together a sensational 10 games with the Titans – averaging 45.0 yards per punt and a net average of 41.4 yards. The net average would have been a new franchise record, but he fell three punts short of qualifying for the mark. A whopping 48 percent of Kern’s punts (18 of 37) finished inside the opponent’s 20.

In 2008, the Titans finished first in the NFL in kickoff return average (25.4) and returner Chris Carr finished in the top 10 in the AFC in both kickoff return average and punt return average.

The 2007 season saw the emergence of kicker Rob Bironas into a record-setting performer and a Pro Bowl talent. He earned his first Pro Bowl selection after leading the league in field goals made (35), including an NFL-record eight field goals in a game at Houston.

The special teams unit had another standout season in 2006, which included the leading punt returner in the NFL (Pacman Jones, 12.9 avg.), ranking second in net punt average, third in punts inside the 20-yard line (32) and a franchise long 60-yard field goal by Bironas to defeat Indianapolis. 

In 2005, the Titans were the only NFL team that didn’t have a negative special teams play over the entire season (fumble lost, blocked kick, return allowed for TD).

A 37-year coaching veteran, Galbraith has coaching experience in a variety of capacities and at all levels including pro, college and high school, most recently as offensive coordinator for Duke University during the 2004 season.

Galbraith has experience in the professional ranks with the Arizona Cardinals (tight ends, 2003) under Dave McGinnis, Kansas City Chiefs (offensive line, 1985), and the USFL's Tampa Bay Bandits (offensive line, 1983-84) and Arizona Outlaws (offensive line, 1986). 

His background includes 20 years at the collegiate level and another seven in the high school ranks. He was the offensive line coach at North Carolina State (2000) and took over as offensive coordinator (2001-02) for the Wolfpack, setting numerous offensive records, including a school record 11-win season in quarterback Philip Rivers’ junior season.

He broke into the coaching ranks as a grad assistant at Northwest Missouri State in 1973 and would make stops at Purdue (1977), Wake Forest (1978-82, 1989-90), Louisiana State (1987-88), Pittsburgh (1991), Georgia Tech (1992-93) and Marshall (1998-99). His teams appeared in eight bowl games: 1979 and 2001 Tangerine Bowls, 1987 Gator Bowl, 1988 Hall of Fame Bowl, 1998 and 1999 Motor City Bowl, 2000 Micronpc.com Bowl and the 2002 Gator Bowl.

His tenure at Marshall saw the Thundering Herd post a 25-1 mark, including two Mid-American Conference championships and the development of Chad Pennington into a first-round draft pick.

A native of Joplin, Mo. (2/3/50), Galbraith was a standout defensive back at Missouri Southern and captained the NAIA national championship team in 1972. He was inducted in the Missouri Southern Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999. Galbraith has three grown children – daughters Amy and Kasie, and son Stephen, daughter-in-law Michelle, grandson Samuel and granddaughter Anna – and resides in Nashville, Tenn.

Marty Galbraith Coaching Ledger
2005-10: Asst. Special Teams, Tennessee Titans
2004: Offensive Coordinator, Duke
2003: Tight Ends, Arizona Cardinals
2000-02: Offensive Line/Offensive Coordinator, N.C. State
1998-99: Asst. Head Coach/Off. Coord./Offensive Line, Marshall
1995-97: Head Coach, Lassiter (Ga.) High School
1994: Defensive Backs, Pope (Ga.) High School
1992-93: Tight Ends/Special Teams, Georgia Tech
1991: Tight Ends/Special Teams, Pittsburgh
1989-90: Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line, Wake Forest
1987-88: Tight Ends/Offensive Line, Louisiana State
1986: Offensive Line, Arizona Outlaws (USFL)
1985: Offensive Line, Kansas City Chiefs
1983-84: Offensive Line, Tampa Bay Bandits (USFL)
1978-82: Offensive Line/Defensive Backs, Wake Forest
1977: Wide Receivers, Purdue
1974-76: Offensive Line, Joplin (Mo.) Memorial High School
1973: Grad Asst./Defensive Backs, Northwest Missouri State

 

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