Great example of how to handle being let go
- by Doug Samuels 1 year ago
When Rick Stockstill was hired as the new head coach at Middle Tennessee State back in 2005, he held the typical exit interview with all of the assistants from the previous staff.
Most of the assistants were not retained, but one in particular left a lasting impression with Stockstill, and that was Glen Elarbee.
“He was very, very professional. I remember that. It’s tough on those guys, but a lot of coaches in that situation erase all their recruiting stuff. But he didn’t. He was very professional and told me who he was recruiting."
“He didn’t get rid of all his stuff. A lot of people do. He handled everything the right way.”
As the Daily News Journal explains, years later when Stockstill was looking for someone to fill an offensive vacancy, Elarbee came to mind, and was eventually brought back to MTSU (where he also played and earned Sun Belt honors), in large part because of how he handled a situation seven years ago.
Now Elarbee is back home coaching the centers and guards for the Blue Raiders.
This is a great example of an assistant coach handling a difficult situation in a first class manner.