ATLANTA--Anthony Midget, who has served as Georgia State's secondary coach and special teams coordinator since 2008, has been elevated to defensive coordinator, head coach Bill Curry announced Friday.
Midget, a former all-American defensive back at Virginia Tech and an Atlanta Falcons draft pick, was a member of the original coaching staff that Curry put together when the program began in 2008. He replaces John Thompson, who left GSU two weeks ago for the defensive coordinator position at FBS program Arkansas State.
Midget, 34, will also coach safeties, and Curry will hire a position coach to round out the defensive staff. Spring practice will begin March 14 as scheduled.