Brendan Farrell begins his second season at Middle Tennessee, but his first as a graduate assistant on Andy McCollum's staff. Farrell, who will work on the offensive side of the ball, spent the 2004 campaign as the program's video coordinator.
Prior to his arrival in Murfreesboro, Farrell served as a graduate assistant coach for two years at Wayne State University working primarily with the running backs. He also served as the program's video coordinator.
A 2000 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Farrell also has a master's of arts degree from WSU in sports administration.
The Fairport, N.Y., native earned one monogram during his four years (1996-1999) in South Bend as a strong safety and linebacker. He was a member of teams that participated in the 1997 Independence Bowl and the 1999 Gator Bowl.
Prior to joining the WSU staff, the 1996 graduate of McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, New York spent two years as a legal research assistant at a Law firm.