Kennesaw State's Bohannon makes his first three hires

Kennesaw State's Bohannon makes his first three hires

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]rian Bohannon, the former Georgia Tech assistant hired last month to launch the Kennesaw State program, has made his first three staff additions.

New Kennesaw State head coach Brian Bohannon has made his first three staff additions.

New Kennesaw State head coach Brian Bohannon has made his first three staff additions.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bohannon has hired former Carroll (Ga.) Central High head coach Grant Chesnut as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

Liam Klein and Shane Bowen, who worked with Bohannon at Tech in off-field roles, will also join the Bohannon’s staff. Their roles at KSU have yet to be announced.

Bohannon and Chesnut are very familiar with one another. Chestnut was an offensive lineman at Georgia Southern while Boahnnon was an assistant coach there under Paul Johnson. Bohannon also recruiting Caroll Central while with the Yellow Jackets.

“We see things the same way as far as what we want to do offensively,” Bohannon told the AJC. “He’s great at developing young men. When his players talk about the program, they talk about him and the impact he’s had on their lives.”

Before becoming a head coach, Chesnut was an assistant at successful Georgia prep programs Mary Persons, Camden County, Pickens County and Thomasville. He was also defensive line coach at Presbyterian.

Bowen, a former Georgia Tech linebacker, was Bohannon’s graduate assistant Tech. He was a defensive G.A. at Ohio State last season.

Klein has been part of Georgia Tech’s staff since 2003, most recently as director of player personnel. He also worked as on-campus recruiting coordinator.

Photo credit: Johnny Crawford / AJC

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