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BUCKHANNON – Dwayne Martin has been named interim head coach of West Virginia’s Wesleyan football program, WVWC athletic director Randy Tenney said on Tuesday.

Mike Maloney will step into the positions of associate head coach and offensive coordinator in addition to his duties as recruiting coordinator. Marcus Spearman was elevated to assistant head coach and defensive coordinator while also serving as director of football operations.

“We are very pleased to announce the elevation of these three current staff members to new positions”, Tenney said. “Tony Testa has built a quality squad and being able to fill the void left by his resignation from within creates a smooth transition for current players and rookies. All three staff members fully deserve their new opportunities and are excited about the challenges of the coming season. “

A former WVWC member, Martin is entering his sixth season with his alma mater. The Akron, Ohio native spent the 2020 season as a Wesleyan assistant head coach, special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach. Martin was also previously defensive coordinator for the Bobcats.

Prior to joining the West Virginia Wesleyan team in 2016, Martin spent 10 seasons at Clarion University, where he served as defensive coordinator from 2006 to 2012 and in 2015. He was special teams coordinator at Clarion from 2013 to 2014. Martin was the linebacker coach at Slippery Rock University from 2002-2006. He spent three years at Wesley College as a running backs coach in 1999 before coaching defensive backs in the campaigns. 2000 and 2001.

Martin made his coaching debut at West Virginia Tech in 1996 as a defensive backs coach before being promoted to defensive coordinator for the 1997 and 1998 seasons. He graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. .

Maloney arrived at Buckhannon in 2020 as an offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator after a stint as an offensive graduate assistant at Marshall University.

At Marshall, Maloney primarily helped coach the Thundering Herd’s offensive line from 2017-2020. Prior to the stoppage at Huntington, he spent 2015-17 with FCS powerhouse James Madison managing offensive quality control while working with the offensive line and the running backs.

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