Glen Elarbee, an All-Sun Belt Conference lineman under Andy McCollum at Middle Tennessee, begins his first season as a full-time coach with the football program. Elarbee, who was with the Blue Raiders all during the 2004 season, will coach the tight ends.
Prior to making the move back to Murfreesboro, Elarbee was an assistant coach at Texas A&M-Commerce for a little over four months from late January 2005 through June 2005.
A native of Carrollton, Georgia, Elarbee played in 35 career games, started the last 23 in a row, and earned all-conference honors as a junior and senior. A four-year letterman from 1999 to 2002, Elarbee had the distinction of playing in Middle Tennessee's first season as a I-A member while also competing on the first Sun Belt Conference Championship team in 2001.
Noted for being one of the most improved players ever under McCollum, Elarbee led the Blue Raiders in snaps played as a senior with 735 while also recording 91 knockdowns.
Elarbee played his prep football at Central High School in Carrollton and was a first team all-state selection and team MVP for Coach Bill Bailey.
Elarbee, the winner of the 2002 Ray Neal award, earned his degree in Math Education from Middle Tennessee in 2003. He also earned his Master's in Sport Management from Middle Tennessee in 2004.