ATLANTA—Tony Tiller, a former professional football player in the National Football League and Canadian Football League, has been named running backs coach to complete the Georgia State football staff under first-year head coach Trent Miles.
Tiller spent the 2012 season as an assistant coach at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga., a startup program that will begin play at the NAIA level in 2013.
“Tony is a young coach with an extremely bright future,” said Miles. “He has a lot of energy, he relates well with young men, and he will do an outstanding job in recruiting, which is always our focus. He brings a great knowledge of the game as someone who has played a high level.”
After completing his career as all-conference defensive back at East Tennessee State, Tiller spent time on the roster of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2004-05 before moving to the CFL, where he played for the B.C. Lions, Calgary Stampeders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Tiller then played with the Atlanta Falcons in the 2009 preseason. He also spent time in the United Football League.
Born in Melbourne, Fla., Tiller attended Stephenson High School in the Atlanta area. He worked with the Stephenson program as a volunteer assistant coach from 2008-11.
He earned his bachelor of science in sport management from East Tennessee State in 2004.
GEORGIA STATE FOOTBALL STAFF
Head Coach: Trent Miles
Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line: Harold Etheridge
Offensive Coordinator: Jeff Jagodzinski
Defensive Coordinator: Jesse Minter
Wide Receivers: Keary Colbert
Quarterbacks: Luke Huard
Defensive Line: Shannon Jackson
Running Backs: Tony Tiller
Linebackers: P.J. Volker
Defensive Backs/Special Teams: J.D. Williams