THIS IS EPISODE 294 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Josh Eargle joined the Kansas football staff in January 2019 as a senior analyst for the offense after spending the previous three seasons at Austin Peay State University. During his time at APSU, Eargle spent time in multiple different roles, including interim head coach, offensive coordinator, run game coordinator and offensive line coach.
Eargle was also the head coach at East Texas Baptist University from 2013-15, and has spent time as an assistant coach with Southern Miss, Nicholls State and LSU. A 2001 Memphis graduate, Eargle won the inaugural Top Tiger Award, presented to the player who battled back from adversity or overcame difficult circumstances to return to the field.
His wife, Kristen, has spent her career as a TV sports reporter on various ABC affiliates and ESPN+. She founded and hosts a national podcast, Coach’s Wife Life.
The Eargles have three children, and their middle child, Landrey, was diagnosed with a rare mutation of the CSNK2B gene. She battles myoclonic epilepsy, intellectual disability, a congenital heart defect and immunodeficiency. As a result, Josh and Kristen founded Ruler of Hope, a non-profit to raise awareness and provide support and research for medically fragile children.
Prior to kickoff of last season’s APSU opener at Georgia, a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money for Landrey’s medical costs gained massive attention from college football fans across the country who wanted to do their part in raising money for their cause.
On this episode of the podcast, Josh shares how his new job with Kansas is going thus far, the often difficult life of a traveling college football coach, the powerful story of his daughter Landrey, why he went public with her story, and the impact she has had on his faith, his family and his life.
— Joshua Eargle (@CoachEargleKU) December 25, 2018