According to multiple reports, Georgia Tech football head coach Paul Johnson will be hanging up the headset.
All the talk about Paul Johnson’s job security may have been for nothing as according to various reports including by The Athletic’s Jeff Schultz, Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech’s head coach since 2008 is retiring. 92.9 The Game’s Bill Shank was the first to report the news on Wednesday afternoon. Multiple other outlets have also reported the story.
Before going any further, we would like to stress that these are just rumors at this point and nothing has been confirmed by Paul Jonhson or the Georgia Tech athletic department. Johnson just finished up his 11th regular season with the program as the Jackets await to hear where they will be playing in this year’s bowl season. You can read the latest projections for the Yellow Jackets, here.
Johnson over his 11 seasons with the program has collected an 83-59 record including the Jackets 7-5 record in 2018. Johnson stabilized the program once he came in and has delivered 9 winning seasons over his 11 years. Johnson with the Yellow Jackets has appeared in three ACC Championship Games and two Orange Bowls including a 49-34 victory over Mississippi State in 2014.
Johnson’s retirement would come on the heels of an up-and-down season for the program that caused many to speculate of Johnson’s job security or if he would choose to retire at seasons end. The Yellow Jackets started off 1-3 on the season before winning 6 of their last 8 games. Either way, it appears we have our answer. Paul Johnson despite just signing an extension last year, will be hanging up the headset. Georgia Tech will need to begin to look for a new head football coach.
Once again, we’d like to state and stress that at this time, these are just rumors and has not become official.