Eric Marty is an American football coach and former player. He played football and graduated from Chapman University, and NCAA Division III school. He still holds six school records including highest single game and season completion percentage, most career 300 yard passing games, and longest completion for a touchdown.
After playing his final season in 2008, Marty was signed by the Bolzano Giants of the Italian Football League. The team finished the regular season in first and place and defeated the Lazio Marines in the Italian Superbowl to win the Giant's first ever IFL Championship.
Marty signed the following season in 2010 signed to play for the Danube Dragons of the Austrian Football League. The team finished the AFL regular season in first place and defeated the Innsbruk Raiders in the Austrian Bowl. Marty was named the MVP of the game as Danube won its first AFL championship.
Marty signed with the Bologna Warriors of the Italian Football League in 2011 as quarterback and offensive coordinator. The team finished the regular season undefeated but eventually lost to the Parma Panthers in the Italian Superbowl marking the first season Marty did not win the championship.
Marty retired from international play to take a full time coaching position at Oklahoma Panhandle State University as their wide receivers coach in Fall of 2012. After the season in March 2013 Marty accepted the offensive coordinator at position at Moorpark College. Marty's 2014 unit was ranked 14th in the state in total offense. 
Marty left after one season at East LA College, but not before he had rebuilt the program and left a loaded roster behind for his successor.
He accepted the head coaching at Reedley College, a junior college located in central California. Marty inherited a program on a two-year probation (recruiting limitations and a bowl ban) as mandated by the CCCAA. The program only had 10 players. Marty was able to steadily rebuild the program, going 1-9 and 4-6 on those two seasons while still on probation. In 2018, Marty's first year off of probation, Reedley went 10-0 in the regular season, won the Golden Coast Conference and was invited to play in the NCFC American Division Championship game. The Tigers fell on a last minute touchdown in the bowl game, losing 42-41 to De Anza College.
Marty was named 2018 Golden Coast Conference Coach of the Year. Additionally the Tigers had 10 first team all conference selections and the Golden Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year in QB Randall Johnson.
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- Aiken, Doug. "Chapman University Football All-Time Records". Chapman University. http://www.chapmanathletics.com/sports/fball/archives/FB_All-Time_Records.pdf. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
- Myhre, Rich (February 26, 2011). "Former Meadowdale High quarterback Eric Marty found success taking his game to Italy and Austria". The Weekley Herald. Archived from the original on June 6, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140606221232/http://heraldnet.com/article/20110226/ETP26/703029973/-1/NEWS01. Retrieved June 5, 2014.