Torbush fosters renewal of football program at ETSU
Carl Torbush was highly recommended by those he was pitted against for the ETSU head coaching job, and that made it an easy choice for the program.
Torbush fosters renewal of football program at ETSU
Thursday, October 16, 2014

By Connor Grossman

The Daily Orange, Staff Writer

Carl Torbush had no intention of ever coaching football again after 39 years on the job. He had retired on Douglas Lake in Eastern Tennessee and was content with life in his lake house. 

But a call from former national champion coach and longtime friend Phillip Fulmer revived his career. Fulmer was initially the primary coaching candidate to resurrect the East Tennessee State University football program. But he thought Torbush, who grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee, would jump at the chance to take charge of a program in his home state.

“Two or three of our final candidates told us, ‘Well if I get the job, the first thing I’m going to do is hire Carl Torbush to be my defensive coordinator,’” Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Richard Sander said.

That made the choice obvious for Sander.

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