Georgia Tech hires Temple’s Geoff Collins
ATLANTA — Georgia Tech hired Temple coach Geoff Collins on Friday, choosing a Georgia native with a background in defense to replace Paul Johnson as the Yellow Jackets coach.
Collins, 47, is a former Florida and Mississippi State defensive coordinator and Georgia Tech assistant who was 15-10 in two seasons at Temple.
Georgia Tech introduced Collins, who has a history at the school, in a news conference Friday.
Before his time at Florida (201516) and Mississippi State (2011-14), Collins was a graduate assistant and tight ends coach at Georgia Tech under coach George O’Leary from 1999 to 2001. He returned to serve as recruiting coordinator at Georgia Tech under Chan Gailey in 2006.