PROVO, Utah—BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall today announced Geoff Martzen has been hired as Football Player Personnel & On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator.
A native of Reedley, Calif., Martzen comes to BYU after serving as a recruiting specialist at Boise State and Alabama, and as a high school football coach.
“Geoff is young and energetic and has gained a great understanding of successful recruiting processes from his experiences at Alabama and Boise State,” Mendenhall said. “We are always trying to get better, and I believe Geoff will help us do that. I’m looking forward to his contributions to our program.”
Martzen assisted in the recruiting coordination of high school and junior college recruits at Alabama for Nick Saban’s 2012 recruiting class and at Boise State for Chris Peterson’s 2013 recruiting class. Rivals.com rated the Crimson Tide’s 2012 class No. 1 in the nation, while the Broncos’ class this past February was the highest-rated class in school history.
“I’m excited about this opportunity at BYU,” Martzen said. “I’m eager to get to work and build upon the great experiences I’ve had at Alabama and Boise State. I feel fortunate to be able to work with some of the nation’s top football programs, and I’m especially looking forward to working with the great young men that make up the BYU program.”
Prior to going to Alabama, Martzen coached high school football in the Fresno, Calif., area from 2007-2011, serving four years as offensive coordinator and one year as quarterbacks coach. He coached two years at Sunnyside High School and three years at Reedley High School.
Martzen has a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Fresno State University and has completed graduate work at both Alabama and Boise State.