We have learned that Indiana State head coach Trent Miles will become the next head coach at Georgia State.
Miles, who had other options, steps into interesting times at Georgia State. Program architect Bill Curry retired following the Panthers’ 1-10 campaign. Georgia State, which launched its football program in 2010, just completed a three-season stay in the Colonial Athletic Association in FCS, and will move to FBS’s Sun Belt Conference in 2013.
Miles took over a moribund Indiana State program in 2008 and led the Sycamores to three consecutive winning seasons from 2010-12. Miles led Indiana State to a 6-5 record in 2010, its first winning season since 1996. He followed that up with another 6-5 record in 2011 and a 7-4 campaign in 2012. FootballScoop highlighted the turnaround effort executed by Miles following last season.
Miles played wide receiver at Indiana State from 1982-86 and began his coaching career as a graduate assistant with the Sycamores in 1987. GA stops at New Mexico and Oklahoma led him to jobs coaching wide receivers at Northern Illinois (1991-94), Hawaii (1995-96) and Fresno State (1997-99) before catching on with the Green Bay Packers as a quality control assistant in 2000. He then coached wide receivers at Stanford and Notre Dame and coached running backs at Washington from 2005-07 before assuming the head coaching position at Indiana State in 2008.
Below is a video showcasing Miles’ coaching philosophy taken at an Indiana State practice.
“You’re teaching everyday” Miles explained in the clip. “Whether you’re on the field, or in the meeting room, or in and around the office, anytime you can, you’re teaching”.