Georgia State has made a coaching change with two games to go in 2016.
The school said Sunday it had fired coach Trent Miles. Georgia State fell at home 37-23 to Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday to drop to 2-8 on the 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.”
The move comes less than a season after Georgia State made its first bowl. The Panthers made the Cure Bowl after a 6-6 season and lost to San Jose State to finish the year 6-7. It was an impressive feat for a school that completed just its third year at the FBS level.
Georgia State started its football program in the 2010 season and spent three years at the FCS level before moving to college football’s top division.
Assistant Tom Lappano will finish the season as the team’s interim coach.
The school said it would hire a search firm to find a new coach. It’s the second big move for Georgia State football in less than a week. The school released official renderings of what Turner Field would look like as the home of the football team. The school officially takes ownership of Turner Field, the now-former home of the Atlanta Braves, in January.
Georgia State currently plays in the Georgia Dome, which will be replaced by a new stadium in 2017.
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