Kennesaw State names Bohannon head coach

Kennesaw State names Bohannon head coach

Georgia Tech assistant Brian Bohannon is the first head coach at Kennesaw State.

Georgia Tech assistant Brian Bohannon is the first head coach at Kennesaw State.

[dropcap]K[/dropcap]ennesaw State has named Georgia Tech assistant Brian Bohannon as the school’s first football coach.

Bohannon, who has spent the past five seasons as the Yellow Jackets’ quarterbacks/B-backs coach, will be introduced at a press conference on Tuesday.

“This is an extremely exciting moment in Kennesaw State University history,” KSU athletic director Vaughn Williams said in a release. “Coach Bohannon embodies every value, characteristic and skill set that we look for when choosing head coaches to lead our student-athletes.”

Williams stated previously that he wanted a Georgia native to spearhead the new program.

A native of Griffin, Ga. south of Atlanta and a former player at the University of Georgia, Bohannon has strong ties to the state. He’s spent 17 years as an assistant under Paul Johnson, coaching at both the FBS and FCS levels at Georgia Southern and Navy, in addition to Tech.

Bohannon sees lots of opportunity at the suburban Atlanta school.

“Kennesaw State is a special place with a great student body, administration and faculty, and I am just excited about the opportunity,” he said.

Murray State head coach Chris Hatcher was reportedly offered the position but decided to remain with the Racers.

Georgia Tech linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator Andy McCollum was also interviewed.

Kennesaw State will play its first season in 2015.

Photo credit: Johnny Crawford/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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