Georgia Tech Football: Special Teams coach Dave Walkosky no longer on staff


Aug 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets special teams coordinator David Walkosky coaches against the Elon Phoenix in the third quarter at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia Tech defeated Elon 70-0. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

As first reported by and confirmed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Saturday, Georgia Tech special teams coach Dave Walkosky is no longer on the coaching staff.

To date, there has been no report as to whether Walkosky was terminated or resigned.

From the AJC report:

"The separation appears to have been unexpected, catching employees within the athletic department by surprise Friday. Asked for comment by text message, coach Paul Johnson deferred to Walkosky. The reticence of Johnson and others to comment or offer insight suggests that the circumstances of the job change were not typical.Senior associate athletic director Ryan Bamford confirmed that Walkosky was no longer part of the program and added “That’s probably about all I can tell you.”"

This departure is more mysterious than the two quarterbacks who have suddenly up and left the Flats. Walkosky received a one-year contract in April that included a small $183,950 raise, so it’s clear he wasn’t dismissed for poor performance. Of the problems that the Yellow Jackets did encounter in 2013, special teams were generally good.

Walkosky was Johnson’s first ever hire as a special teams coach in 2012, something that many programs don’t have.

Hopefully this won’t cause any huge ripples for the unit. With the return of Jamal Golden this year, and some excellent kickers, special teams was looking to be a big bright spot for the Jackets.

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