GSU Names Trent Miles as New Head Coach
Trent Miles, who engineered a dramatic turnaround in five seasons at Indiana State University, will be the new head football coach at Georgia State University, Director of Athletics Cheryl L. Levick announced Friday.
A former assistant coach at Stanford, Notre Dame and Washington, Miles takes the helm of the GSU program following the retirement of Bill Curry, the program's head coach since its inception in 2008. After completing its third season of play in 2012, Georgia State moves to the Sun Belt Conference in 2013, which will mark the second and final year of the program's transition to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).
Despite taking over a struggling Indiana State program that had won just one game in the three seasons before his arrival in 2008, Miles has led the Sycamores to winning records the last three years. In 2010, he was honored as Missouri Valley Football Conference Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award and the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year honor.