Truman Football Staff Is Set

As spring football practices get underway, Head Coach Kellen Nesbitt has announced additions and changes to his inaugural staff.

Defensive line coach Jeremey Dockery will be the defensive coordinator for the Bulldogs. Austin Zoda returns to the Truman State campus to take over as the offensive coordinator and will coach the quarterbacks. Greg Hardin and Clay Marshall will assist on the offensive side with Hardin coaching the wide receivers and Marshall the offensive line. Harrison Beemiller has come on board to coach the linebackers.

Dockery has been a coach on the staff since 2015 and was a four-year letterwinner for the Bulldogs from 2009 through 2012.

Zoda has spent the past six seasons as an assistant coach and four as the quarterbacks coach for Fort Hays (Kan.) State University. In his six years as a Tiger, the team won two MIAA Championships, made two trips to the NCAA playoffs while putting up a 43-25 record. Zoda was a four-time all-conference Bulldog from 2013-2016 and amassed 318 total tackles.

Hardin has previous stops at Western Illinois and Robert Morris University as well as playing in both the National Football League and the Canadian Football League. Hardin is a graduate of the University of North Dakota where he concluded his playing career as the program’s all-time leader in pass receptions (216) and receiving yards (3,583) while hauling in 31 career touchdown passes.

Marshall served the past two years at Missouri Western as a graduate assistant offensive line coach and a tight end coach. He is a graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University and played on the offensive line in Durant, Oklahoma from 2018-2021.

Beemiller played and started in 50 collegiate games splitting time between Northern Arizona (DI-FCS) and South Dakota Mines (DII). He was a four-time all-Big Sky conference at NAU and was the team’s leading tackler at South Dakota Mines in his two years in Rapid City. He coached both inside and outside linebackers at Northern Arizona the previous two seasons and was part of the Big Sky Conference Aspiring Coaches and Administrators group.