|Trent Miles. Image via ESPN/USA Today.|
Trent Miles is an ex-head football coach. Georgia State fired Miles on Sunday following a 2-8 record through 10 games of its 2016 college football season.
“These decisions are never easy to make,” Georgia State athletic director Charlie Cobb said. “Coach Miles is a first class guy, who has run a first class program who has always been a true professional and great leader for our program, but we felt the time was right to make a change. We will begin a national search for our next head coach immediately.”
Georgia State was defeated by Louisiana-Monroe in a 37-23 loss on Saturday.
Miles had been head coach of the Panthers since 2013. He was head coach of Georgia State for four seasons, and had a 9-38 overall record with the team. He also was head for coach for the first bowl game of the program's history when it lost to San Jose State in the 2015 Cure Bowl.
Georgia State named wide receivers coach Tom Lappano as the Panthers interim head coach.
Georgia State will host in-state Sun Belt conference rival Georgia Southern on Nov. 19.
(via Dr. Saturday)