Alabama offensive line coach Brent Key will officially be joining Georgia Tech football’s coaching staff in the upcoming days according to head coach Geoff Collins.
A coaching hire that has been rumored to be happening for over a week now will officially be becoming to fruition in the upcoming days according to Georgia Tech’s head football coach Geoff Collins. At his press conference on Thursday, Collins announced that Alabama offensive line coach Brent Key will be joining the Tech coaching staff.
He will be joining the Jackets as their offensive line coach, run coordinator, and assistant head coach. The move was being rumored behind paywall sites but Ken Sugiura of the AJC was the first to announce the move publicly last Thursday.
Key, 40-years old is joining the Tech coaching staff after spending the last three seasons with the Crimson Tide as their offensive line coach. At the young age of 40, Key is considered an up-and-comer in the coaching ranks and is a strong recruiter.
Through the early signing period, Key was the fourth-best recruiter. Some of his success is probably due to the aurora of Alabama but overall, Key is a strong recruiter and will be a tremendous asset to the program going forward.
Of course, fans will remember Key from his playing days with the Yellow Jackets from 1997-2000 as a right guard. The Alabama native then was a graduate assistant with the Jackets for the 2001 and 2002 seasons. He would move onto Western Carolina (the alma mater of Geoff Collins) before spending a decade with UCF from 2005 to 2015.
Overall, the addition of Key to Tech’s staff is a big one. Key along with the rest of Tech’s coaching staff shows a huge dedication to Tech becoming a force in recruiting. A strong offensive line coach has put several offensive linemen in the NFL Draft. It’s certainly a hiring that should get Tech fans excited about the future.