Trent Miles has resigned as general manager of the Terre Haute Boys & Girls Club to take a position on the football staff at Louisiana State University, Boys & Girls Club officials have confirmed.
Miles’ last day at the club was January 14, said Bobby Moore, the club’s chief operating officer and interim CEO.
Miles, who will be LSU’s senior offensive analyst, had been the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club since the fall of 2019.
Earlier this month, Miles told club staff that “his passion is football and he has missed it,” Moore said.
The organization’s board will hold its annual meeting on Friday and how the club will proceed will be discussed, Moore said.
Moore expressed his confidence in the future of the agency.
“We have people going in the right direction,” Moore said. “We have a lot of good people in place who continue to do the work required.”
Last year, the Boys & Girls Club moved its main operations and after-school program to Meadows Elementary. Its basketball program takes place at 13th and Locust streets. The club serves more than 2,000 members each year, Moore said.
Dave Friedrich, chairman of the board, said the search for a new CEO will likely begin within the next week or two.
“Trent left the club in better shape than he found it. He went through some really tough times with COVID; he was able to navigate a football program and a basketball program and start a daycare program summer at Meadows School during COVID. I think he managed to do it,” Friedrich said.
The LSU opportunity was something “he felt he couldn’t turn down for himself and his family,” Friedrich said.
Looking ahead, the club’s future at Meadows Elementary remains to be determined, Friedrich said. When the club moved there, “We assumed that Meadows would continue to be a primary school.”
The Vigo County School Corp. decided to close Meadows as an elementary school and repurpose the facility.
The club has formed a committee and will work with the school district to determine “if this will be the best place for our permanent residence or if it’s somewhere else,” Friedrich said.
Regarding the location of 13th and Locust streets, “I think our long-term plan is to find another facility and sell 13th and Locust streets,” Friedrich said. “It’s just too expensive for us to operate.”
Prior to joining the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club, Miles had a three-decade football coaching career at the college and professional levels. He was an offensive assistant coach for the Philadelphia Eagles and was on the Super Bowl LII championship staff. He also served as head football coach at Georgia State University and Indiana State University.
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