Georgia State names Tony Samuel as new outside linebackers coach

Thursday March 5th, 2015

Former New Mexico State and Southeast Missouri State coach Tony Samuel will be Georgia State’s outside linebackers coach, according to a source.

Samuel, 59, was out of coaching this past year after being let go at Southeast Missouri State at the conclusion of the 2013 season. He has a 65-117 record as a head coach.

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He went 31-60 at Southeast Missouri State in eight seasons. He was also let go at New Mexico State after the 2004 season following a 34-57 mark in eight seasons.

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​Between Samuel’s two stints as a head coach, he was Purdue’s defensive ends coach in 2005. He also coached defensive ends and outside linebackers at his alma mater, Nebraska, from 1986 through 1996.

Prior to that, Samuel was defensive line coach at Stanford for two seasons and coached the position at Western Michigan from 1982-83. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, he played defensive end at Nebraska from 1974-77.

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Samuel joins Georgia State coach Trent Miles, who has a 1-23 record in the program’s first two FBS seasons. The Panthers return 17 starters, including senior starting quarterback, who led the Sun Belt in passing yards last year.

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