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New QB coach joins Sycamores staff
Indiana State football coach Trent Miles announced that Dave Telford has been hired as a member of the Sycamore coaching staff. Telford will coach the Sycamore quarterbacks.
“We are very excited to announce the hiring of Dave Telford as our new quarterbacks coach,” Miles said. “I have known Dave for 15 years and cannot say enough about his loyalty, character, and integrity. He is an excellent coach and role model. Dave has been very successful as player and coach at the Division I level. His playing career, as a quarterback at Fresno State, is still in the record books. He comes from one of the best coaching trees in the business, having played for Jim Sweeney at Fresno State and working closely with Jeff Tedford of California. He brings coordinator experience and is one of the best fundamental and technique coaches in our profession. His knowledge of our system will make for a smooth transition and he will be able to elevate the level of play at our quarterback position. We are extremely pleased to welcome coach Telford into our family and look forward to the future of Sycamore football.”
Telford has spent the last five seasons coaching in the high school ranks. In 2008-10, Telford was the head coach of Monroe (Wash.) High School. In 2010, Telford had Monroe in contention for its first football playoff berth since 1992.
He spent the 2007 season as an assistant coach at Havelock (N.C.) High School and was an assistant at Stanwood (Wash.) High School in 2005 and 2006.
From 2001-2005, Telford was the offensive coordinator at Portland State. In 2004, Telford’s offense led the Big Sky Conference in rushing and came within seven yards of the school record for rushing. Seven players earned first or second team All-Big Sky Conference honors. In his first season leading the Viking offense (2001), Telford led the team to a whopping 477.7 yards per game to rank fourth in the nation, as PSU went 7-4.
A veteran of the Big Sky Conference, Telford was the offensive coordinator at Eastern Washington from 1998-2000 and Montana State from 1991-95. Additionally, Telford was the offensive coordinator at Butte (Calif.) College in 1997.
Telford is a 1990 graduate of Fresno State, where he played quarterback in the late 1980s. Telford also coached wide receivers for the Bulldogs in 1995 and 1996. He began his coaching career in 1989 & 1990 as a student and graduate assistant coach at Fresno State. Telford still holds the Fresno State record of 40 pass completions and 70 pass attempts against Utah State in 1987. Telford’s 536 passing yards in 1987 against Pacific is still a school record as well.