New Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins has decided to bring in a completely new staff for the beginning of his tenure in Atlanta. The coaches were notified of this decision on Monday.
In a not totally unexpected move, new Georgia Tech head football coach Geoff Collins has notified the current football staff that he will be bringing in his own batch of assistants to start his tenure. The AJC’s Ken Suguria was the first to report the decision on Monday afternoon. You can read his full report here.
The schematic changes that are coming for the program also made this the most likely outcome for the assistants that are currently on staff. The vast offensive scheme change from a triple option to pro-style along with the defensive scheme changes made the outcome the most likely of options prior to the decision.
This style of move is fairly common in college football as only a few coaches at most are usually retained from one head coach to another. This is the unfortunate business side of the football and that, unfortunately, means turnover and letting people go. Coaches like Buzz Preston and Mike Sewak have been with Paul Johnson for the entirety of his tenure at Georgia Tech and how must find new career opportunities. Many had hoped that maybe a few of the current staff would be asked to stay on for the new coach including defensive coordinator Nate Woody and linebackers coach Andy McCollum.
While they will also likely be looking for a new place to coach during this offseason, they still have one more game together as the Yellow Jackets will face the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Quick Lane Bowl the day after Christmas. We wish the entire staff the best of luck in their future plans and thank them for their time as assistants at Georgia Tech.