FSU linebackers coach Chris Marve leaves for promotion at Virginia Tech
Florida State linebackers coach Chris Marve is leaving the Seminoles program to join Brent Pry’s staff at Virginia Tech, where he’ll assume the role of Hokies defensive coordinator.
Marve, 32, spent the past two seasons in Tallahassee as part of Mike Norvell’s coaching staff. He helped guide FSU’s run defense, which went from allowing 199 yards per game in 2020 to 147 yards this past season.
Under his guidance, the Seminoles had growth from their linebackers, including Kalen DeLoach, DJ Lundy and Amari Gainer.
DeLoach was third on the team in tackles (69), including 6.5 tackles for loss with 1 sack, 1 interception and 3 quarterback hurries. Lundy was fourth on the team in tackles (68), including 5 tackles for loss with 1 fumble recovery. Gainer had 59 tackles, including 5.5 tackles for loss.
Marve previously worked at Mississippi State (2019) and his alma mater, Vanderbilt (2014-18).