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Miles Relieved; Lappano Named Interim

By Southern Pigskin Staff
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Assistant coach Tim Lappano will take over the Panthers to finish the year.

ATLANTA-Trent Miles has been relieved of his coaching duties as Georgia State’s head football coach as announced by Director of Athletics Charlie Cobb on Sunday. Assistant coach Tim Lappano will serve as interim coach for the final two games of the 2016 season.

“These decisions are never easy to make,” 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 University will use Parker Executive Search Firm and their assistance in finding Georgia State’s next head coach.

Miles was named the second head coach in Georgia State history on Dec. 3, 2012. Over the last four years, he compiled a 9-38 record, including a 2-8 mark this season. He led the Panthers to their first postseason appearance last year as Georgia State played in the inaugural AutoNation Cure Bowl.

Lappano came to Georgia State in 2014 bringing extensive experience in major college programs and the National Football League.

Cobb will be the guest on Georgia State Football Live on Sunday night from 6-7 p.m. on 1340 The Fan 3 with Chuck Oliver, Dave Cohen and Brandon Leak to discuss the future of the program moving forward.