After Paul Johnson announced he was leaving Georgia Tech, it took just over a week for the school to name a new head coach.
Geoff Collins, currently of Temple University, has been named the new head football coach for Georgia Tech. Collings is from the Atlanta area and will be the 20th head coach in the school’s history, director of athletics Todd Stansbury announced on Friday.
“Prior to becoming head coach at Temple, Collins was one of the nation’s most respected defensive coordinators, serving in the role at Florida (2015-16), Mississippi State (2013-14, co-DC: 2011-12), FIU (2010) and his alma mater, Western Carolina (2002-05).
Collins is the only coach to ever be nominated for the Broyles Award, given to college football’s top assistant coach, at three different schools (FIU – 2010, Mississippi State – 2014 and Florida – 2015),” Tech said in a release.