A little bit of bio on Trent Miles
Trent Miles was hired as Georgia State’s football coach, the second in the program’s short history.
His task will be huge: turn around a program that is 10-23 in its first three years and eventually make them competitive on the FBS level, where bowls are the goal.
Here is a little bit of information I’ve compiled about Miles, who will be introduced at a press conference on Monday.
- He’s a native of Terre Haute, Ind.;
- He is married with four children, three daughters and a son;
- He was a ballboy at Indiana State;
- His father attended Indiana State;
- Trent Miles played wide receiver for the Sycamores;
- The 1984 team he was on was ranked No. 1 and was eventually inducted into the Indiana Sports Hall of Fame;
- He graduated with a degree in criminology in 1987;
- He is active in the community, serving on the boards of the United Way of the Wabash Valley and the Terre Haute Boys & Girls Club;
- There are tweets that he’s going to bring at least one member of his staff with him, defensive coordinator Jesse Minter;
- His 2010 Indiana State set a school record for scoring with 319 points. The year before the team scored 12 touchdowns and totaled 99, both program lows;
- Indiana State was third this year in FCS in scoring defense (14.3 points per game) and sixth in total defense (296.4 yards per game);
- As an assistant at New Mexico, Fresno State, Notre Dame, Washington and Stanford, he has coached Bernard Berrian, Terrance Mathis, Maurice Stovall, Rhema McKnight and Arnaz Battle, Jeff Samardzija, Luke Powell and Teyo Johnson;
- He went 20-36 at Indiana State, but turned around the program in the last three years, going 19-14 with three consecutive winning seasons;
- He was Missouri Valley Football Coach of the Year in 2010;
– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu