Paul Jonhson’s Coaching Tree:
If Georgia Tech wants the football program to continue down the triple-option route, these three head coaches are their best choices.
Brian Bohannon – Kennesaw State
Bohannon coached under Johnson from 1997 to 2012 at Johnson’s various stops before returning to Kennesaw State in 2013. In his first two seasons with the Owls, he won six and eight games. But in 2017 and 2018, the Owls have won 12 and 10 games respectively.
Bohannon seems like the least likely option for the head coaching job if the Yellow Jackets go down the triple-option offense route.
Jeff Monken – Army:
Monken coached under Johnson from 1997 to 2009 as Johnson made stops at Georgia Southern, Navy, and of course Georgia Tech. Monken became Georgia Southern’s head coach in 2010 and coached there for four years while making three FCS Playoff appearances. He made the jump to the FCS level in 2014 when he took over at Army. After winning just four and two games his first two seasons, Monken has led the Black Knights to three-straight 8+ win seasons and two wins over Navy.
If the Yellow Jackets want to continue with the triple-option offense, Monken will be a solid choice.
Ken Niumatalolo – Navy
Perhaps the most famous triple-option coach now left in college football, Ken Niumatalolo coached under Paul Johnson during his five-years at Navy. Niumataolo has done well for himself with the Midshipmen and seems content. Though if the Yellow Jackets did offer him the job, it may be hard for him to pass up the opportunity.