Glen Elarbee named A-State Co-Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line Coach
From Arkansas State University
Arkansas State head football coach Blake Anderson has announced that
Glen Elarbee has been named the Red Wolves' co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
most recently spent the 2013 season as the offensive line coach for the
Houston, helping lead the Cougars to an 8-5 record and an appearance in
the BBVA Compass Bowl. Elarbee was part of the offensive staff that
helped the Cougars average 420.7 yards of total offense, including 280.9
passing yards per game that ranked 26th in
the nation. Houston also ranked 38th in the nation scoring offense with
33.2 points per game.
lone season at Houston saw him tutor starting left tackle DeAnthony
Sims, who earned all-league
recognition from the American Athletic Conference after playing a total
of 899 offensive snaps with 36 knockdown blocks. Sims was part of an
offense that ranked second in the AAC in scoring and fourth in sacks
has ties to the Sun Belt Conference as well, serving as former league
member Middle Tennessee's
offensive line coach in 2012 before joining the Houston staff. The Blue
Raiders' offensive line ranked second nationally in sacks allowed under
Elarbee, giving up just seven on 344 pass attempts. The group, which
included All-Sun Belt performer Micah James,
also helped pave the way for three different 100-yard rushers.
to his time at MTSU, Elarbee spent two seasons at West Georgia, first
as the offensive
line coach in 2010 before being elevated to offensive coordinator in
2011. At UWG, wide receiver and return specialist Denarius Appling
earned All-America honors in 2011 and was one of three offensive players
to receive all-conference honors. The 2010 season
saw offensive tackle Brandon White named the Gulf South Conference
Freshman of the Year.
Carrollton, Ga. native has additional experience coaching in bowl games
as he spent the 2008
and 2009 seasons as an offensive graduate assistant at Oklahoma State
and the 2007 campaign on the staff of an LSU team that captured the
BCS National Championship. The 2008 Oklahoma State offense ranked among
the top 10 teams nationally in rushing, total
offense, scoring and pass efficiency while the 2007 LSU squad scored at
least 40 points in seven games.
spent the 2006 season as the offensive line coach at East Central
Community College in
Decatur, Miss., after a year as Middle Tennessee's tight ends coach in
2005. Elarbee began his coaching career as a graduate assistant for
MTSU in the 2003 and 2004 seasons, when he worked alongside Anderson
while the Red Wolves' new head coach served as the
Blue Raiders co-offensive coordinator.
a collegiate offensive lineman, Elarbee played in 35 career games at
Middle Tennessee, starting
his final 23, and earned all-conference honors as a junior and senior. A
four-year letterman, Elarbee was a member of the program's first
Sun Belt Conference championship team in 2001. He had 91 knockdowns on
735 snaps as a senior.
Elarbee and his wife, Holly, have one son, Griffin.