Following the conclusion of the college football season for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, head coach Paul Johnson revealed his run with the team was over. Johnson announced his retirement from the Yellow Jackets after 11 seasons with the team.
Johnson’s decision left a void for Georgia Tech to fill on its sideline. The search for a new head coach reportedly included Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, though that ended swiftly after he removed his name from consideration – or so he says.
In the end, Georgia Tech went with a coach with Georgia ties. The team has reportedly hired Temple head coach Geoff Collins to replace Paul Johnson.
Geoff Collins is going to be named the Georgia Tech coach today, a source tells me. @TheAthleticATL
— Jeff Schultz (@JeffSchultzATL) December 7, 2018
Collins spent two seasons with the Owls, leading the team to a 15-10 record over those two years. The Georgia native spent a few seasons with the Yellow Jackets as a graduate assistant from 1999-2001 before floating around the country as an assistant.