CASTLETON, Vt. – Castleton University football head coach Tony Volpone announced the hiring of Anthony Marsella as the team's Defensive Coordinator and Community Service Coordinator Tuesday afternoon.
Marsella joins the Spartan staff following a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Salve Regina, where he was both the Special Teams Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator for the Seahawks. He also worked with defensive backs and linebackers during his time at Salve Regina and helped coach the squad to the 2018 Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship.
Prior to his time with the Seahawks, Marsella spent five seasons as an assistant coach for Middlebury College, where he worked as the Special Teams Coordinator. In addition to his special teams duties, Marsella oversaw development of the team's running backs, tight ends and offensive line. He helped guide the program to the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship in 2013 and assisted the team to a 25-7 record in his final four seasons with the Panthers while working with an American Football Coaches Association All-American tight end.
Before joining Middlebury, Marsella spent time at both Mount Ida College and his alma mater—Wesleyan University—coaching wide receivers and various aspects of special teams for the respective programs.
Marsella played four seasons for the Cardinals, earning varsity letters during the 2007 and 2008 seasons as a defensive back.