Trent Miles Season 2023
Trent Miles, the 2015 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year at Georgia State, joined the LSU football staff in 2022 and serves as a senior defensive analyst for the Tigers.
Miles is the former head coach at both Indiana State and Georgia State. He led Indiana State to a 20-36 mark in five seasons (2008-12). He served as head coach at Georgia State form 2013-16, guiding the Panthers to the Cure Bowl in 2015.
Prior to joining the LSU staff, Miles spent five years (2017-21) as offensive quality control and assistant running backs coach with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was on staff for the Eagles’ win in Super Bowl LII.
In 2010 at Indiana State, he led the Sycamores to 6-5 mark, the first winning record at the school since 1996, and was named the Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year. He was also a finalist for the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year and the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year.
Miles guided ISU to another winning season in 2011 and then a 7-4 record in 2012. No Sycamore team had won more games since the 1984 squad on which Miles played, and the school’s run of three straight winning seasons under Miles was its longest since ISU had six straight from 1964-69.
Following the 2012 season, Miles was honored as the American Football Coaches Association Region Four Coach of the Year for the second time in three seasons.
Throughout his career, Miles has coached on both sides of the ball and possesses more than 30 years of college coaching experience.
He spent 2000 with the Green Bay Packers, working with wide receivers and quality control. He coached NFL All-Pro receiver Antonio Freeman.
Miles spent the next seven years as an assistant coach under Tyrone Willingham at Stanford (wide receivers, 2001), Notre Dame (wide receivers, 2002-04) and Washington (running backs, 2005-07), where he recruited, coached and developed many talented skill players.
Among his pupils were Stanford’s Teyo Johnson, a second-round draft pick of the Oakland Raiders in 2003, Notre Dame’s Maurice Stovall and Arnaz Battle, both of whom went on to the NFL, Jeff Samardzija, an All-America wide receiver at Notre Dame who is now a Major League Baseball pitcher, and Louis Rankin, a 1,000-yard rusher at Washington.
Miles began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Indiana State (1987), New Mexico (1988-89) and Oklahoma (1990). While at New Mexico, one of his mentors was Marvin Lewis, now the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Miles moved to an assistant coaching position at Northern Illinois for four seasons, working with receivers (1991-93) and then defensive backs (1994). Miles then headed west for a two-year stint at Hawai’i, where he coached wide receivers (1995) and defensive backs (1996).
As wide receivers coach at Fresno State from 1997-99, Miles helped the Bulldogs to a share of the 1999 Mountain West Conference title and a berth in the Las Vegas Bowl. He also recruited and coached future NFL standout Bernard Berrian.
A native of Terre Haute, Indiana, Miles graduated from Indiana State in 1987 with a degree in criminology. He was a standout wide receiver for Indiana State, helping the Sycamores to the FCS Playoffs in 1983 and 1984.
He is married to the former Bridget Hogan, and the couple has three daughters, Kaylee, Anna, and Charlie Elizabeth, and one son, Noah.