Thadd Sharrett returns for his third season as a member of the Jackrabbit football coaching staff, and will again work with the team's running backs.
Sharrett will face the challenge of working with a young group of running backs during the 2011 season. During his first two seasons at SDSU, Sharrett aided in the development of All-America running back Kyle Minett, who became the first Jackrabbit player to rush for 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. Minett also was a candidate for the Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Prior to joining the Jackrabbit coaching staff, Sharrett coached three seasons at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire while obtaining a master's of education degree in professional development. While with the Blugolds, he coached the running backs during the 2006 and 2007 seasons, then moved to the defensive side of the ball as inside linebackers coach in 2008. He also served as the team's video coordinator all three seasons.
A native of Circleville, Ohio, Sharrett was a four-year starter at defensive back and outside linebacker for Marietta College (Ohio). He was named the team's defensive most valuable player in 2004, when he also earned second-team all-Ohio Athletic Conference honors.
Sharrett earned a bachelor's degree in history from Marietta in 2005.