TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Indiana State head football coach Trent Miles announced today (June 16) that offensive line and special teams coach Harold Etheridge has been named the offensive coordinator for the Sycamores in 2011.
"Harold Etheridge is an experienced, extremely knowledgeable and loyal coach that has the respect and admiration of many coaches around the nation and all in our program," said head coach Miles. "Harold has over 25 years of Division I coaching experience and will provide great leadership for our young men. Coach Etheridge, along with the rest of the offensive staff, will do a great job of assisting our players in continuing to improve in the offensive system we have had in place since our arrival."
Etheridge came to Indiana State prior to the 2010 season, following a two-year stint at Washington State where he worked with the offensive line for the Cougars. Etheridge made an immediate impact on the Sycamore football in his initial 2010 campaign as the Sycamores enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2010 as the team enjoyed a 6-5 record, a third place finish in the Missouri Valley Football Conference and the program's first winning campaign since 1996.
A 23-year veteran of the collegiate coaching ranks, Etheridge served as the offensive line coach at Northern Illinois during the 2007 season. Prior to Northern Illinois, Etheridge spent three seasons as the offensive line coach at the University of North Texas.
Etheridge was a four-year starting offensive guard for Western New Mexico (1979-82), garnering all-conference honors after his junior and senior seasons. Following graduation, Etheridge spent two seasons as the offensive line coach at Western New Mexico in 1982 and 1983. He earned a bachelor's degree in marketing and management from the school in 1982.