Glen Elarbee joined the UCF football staff as the program's offensive line coach in December of 2017.
Elarbee’s first year in Orlando was highlighted by one of the best offensive lines in program history, as the Knights repeated their undefeated regular season and won a second straight American Athletic Conference Championship. UCF set the program rushing record with 3,448 yards on the ground behind a powerful line, which was the eighth best ground attack in the country.
UCF totaled 522.7 yards of total offense per game, good for fifth nationally. The Black and Gold also excelled in passing protection with just 19 sacks allowed all season, which ranked 25th nationally. Jordan Johnson, Cole Schneider and Jake Brown all earned First Team All-Conference honors in The American, while Wyatt Miller picked up Second Team honors.
For his work in 2018, Elarbee was named a semi-finalist for the Broyles Award, given annually to the top assistant coach in collegiate football. It marked the second time in his career he had been nominated for the award.
Elarbee came to UCF after coaching the offensive line at Missouri for two seasons. His offensive line unit at Mizzou helped the Tigers to 2017 national ranks of: No. 7 in total offense, No. 7 in sacks allowed, No. 10 in scoring offense, No. 14 in passing offense, No. 21 in first downs, No. 23 in red zone offense and No. 35 in rushing offense. Elarbee took over a Tiger offensive line in 2016 that had no returning starters and molded them into one of the top lines in the nation. In 2016, Missouri was No. 13 in total offense, No. 20 in passing offense, No. 38 in rushing offense and No. 48 in scoring offense after the Tigers were no higher than No. 113 in those categories the year before. His 2016 unit led the nation in tackles for-loss allowed and were No. 16 in sacks allowed.
Following the 2016 season, Elarbee was nominated for the Broyles Award for the first time. He was one of just three position coaches and the only offensive line coach nominated.
Elarbee coached successful offensive lines for six seasons at various programs prior to his stint at Mizzou. At Arkansas State from 2014-15, he also served as co-offensive coordinator. The Red Wolves were 8-0 in Sun Belt play in 2015, winning a conference title. Elarbee's ASU offensive line paved the way for the No. 12-ranked scoring offense and the No. 15-ranked rushing offense in the nation. He coached two First Team All-Sun Belt performers in his tenure with the Red Wolves. Elarbee coached the Houston offensive line in 2013, helping the Cougars to an 8-5 record and leading one Cougar to Second Team All-American Athletic Conference honors. He was at Middle Tennessee State in 2012, as the Blue Radiers' offensive line was No. 2 nationally in sacks allowed and featured an All-Sun Belt performer. Elarbee was also at West Georgia for two seasons, coaching the offensive line in 2010 and serving as offensive coordinator in 2011. At West Georgia, he coached an All-America wide receiver and a Gulf South Conference Freshman of the Year.
In 2008 and 2009, Elarbee was a graduate assistant at Oklahoma State. He was also a graduate assistant with the 2007 LSU team that won a national championship. He coached the offensive line at East Central Community College in 2006. He was on the coaching staff for three years at his alma mater of Middle Tennessee, one as tight ends coach and two as a graduate assistant.
Elarbee played 35 career games for the Blue Raiders, starting his final 23. He was a two-time all-conference performer and a four-year letterwinner, leading MTSU to its first Sun Belt Championship in 2001.