5th Season at GSU
Mike Riddle begins his fifth season at Georgia State and his fourth coaching the offensive line on head coach Bill Curry's staff.
Last fall, Riddle's offensive line helped the Panthers top 200 yards rushing in four the final six games, including a school-record 301 yards in the season finale against Campbell. In Georgia State's inaugural season of 2010, the offensive line allowed just 10 quarterback sacks the entire season for an offensive unit that averaged 30 pass attempts per game.
Riddle, who played under Curry at Kentucky, joined the Georgia State staff in 2008 as director of football operations before moving to a full-time coaching position in 2009.
He came to Georgia State from Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Ga., where he served as line coach in 2007 before being elevated to offensive coordinator.
He previously spent four seasons at Indiana, serving as a graduate assistant and offensive quality control assistant.
Before going to Indiana, Riddle coached three seasons of high school football, working with the offensive line at Colerain High School in Cincinnati, Ohio (2000) and Lexington Catholic High School in Lexington, Ky. (2001-02).
Riddle joined the Kentucky program as a walk-on and lettered four years (1995-98). He was honored as the Wildcats' Scout Team Player of the Year in 1996 and earned a scholarship for his final season (1998).
Riddle earned a bachelor's degree in social studies from Kentucky in 1999 and added a master's in secondary education in 2000 as well as a specialist degree in leadership from Liberty University in 2009.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Riddle has a son, Landon.