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Mirabal officially joins Herd staff

Feb. 08, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Alex Mirabal was officially introduced Thursday as a Marshall University assistant football coach.

Mirabal will work on the offensive side of the Thundering Herd staff.

He was Florida International University's assistant head coach for six years. He coached the Panthers' offensive lineman for the past three years, following three seasons coaching tight ends.

Florida International offensive linemen Caylin Hauptmann and Rupert Bryan Jr. were 2012 All-Sun Belt Conference selections.

"It is an honor to be part of this program," Mirabal said in a Marshall press release. "Marshall University has a rabid fan base and I look forward to working with its student-athletes to achieve greatness, on and off the field."

Mirabal provides an immediate boost to the coaching staff, Marshall head coach Doc Holliday said.

In 2007 he was part of the coaching staff for Team USA Football, a south Florida high school all-star team that advanced to the championship round of the NFL Global Junior Championships XI.

Before going to Florida International he coached at Miami Christopher Columbus High School and G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School in Miami.

Mirabal and his wife, Berta, have two sons, Alejandro and Nicolas.

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