Johnson retiring after 11 seasons at Ga. Tech

Johnson retiring after 11 seasons at Ga. Tech

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, whose 189 occupation wins rank fourth amongst energetic FBS coaches, will retire after this season, the school launched Wednesday.
“After 40 years of educating, it’s time to take a break,” Johnson, who’s wrapping up his 11th season with the Yellow Jackets, acknowledged in a press launch. “My family has sacrificed fairly a bit by way of the years. I want to watch my daughter perform [as a professional opera singer] and do some points with my partner that we have now on no account had a chance to do.
“It has been an unbelievable run for the ultimate 11 years proper right here on The Flats. I’m happy with what we have now accomplished and am attempting forward to having the prospect to show this crew one remaining time at our bowl sport subsequent month.”
Beneath Paul Johnson’s administration, the Yellow Jackets rushed for 5,222 further yards than one other major conference crew all through his 11 seasons at Georgia Tech. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY SportsJohnson, 61, is fourth all-time at Georgia Tech with an 82-59 mark, and has a occupation educating file of 189-98 over 22 seasons. He guided the Yellow Jackets to the ACC championship in 2009, and he accomplished first or second inside the Coastal Division in seven of his 11 seasons.
The Yellow Jackets misplaced to rival Georgia 45-21 remaining Saturday to finish 7-5 whole. They await a bowl venture, which is likely to be Johnson’s ninth at Georgia Tech.
His 189 occupation wins path solely Brian Kelly (231), Nick Saban (230) and Bill Snyder (215) amongst energetic FBS coaches. Johnson moreover served as head coach at Navy and Georgia Southern, the place he acquired two FCS nationwide championships.
• 189 occupation wins• 2-time FCS champion at Georgia Southern• Gained 2009 ACC Championship (later vacated)• 4 ACC championship sport appearances (2009 vacated)• Three-time ACC Coach of the 12 months• Georgia Tech, 2008-18• Navy, 2002-08• Georgia Southern, 1997-2002
— ESPN Stats & Information
“I was saddened when Coach Johnson educated me that he was going to step down as our head coach,” Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury acknowledged in a press launch. “Not solely is he Georgia Tech’s winningest head coach in further than 50 years nonetheless he is moreover an unimaginable mentor for the youthful males in our soccer program and has helped develop quite a few student-athletes which have gone on to good success after graduation.”
Johnson is among the many few coaches in class soccer who nonetheless runs an option-centered offense alongside together with his flexbone unfold. He ran the an identical system at Navy sooner than taking the Georgia Tech job.
The Yellow Jackets lead the nation in dashing this season and have been a fixture inside the prime 10 nationally in dashing each of the earlier 10 years. Since 2008, Georgia Tech has averaged 301.9 dashing yards per sport — second in FBS behind Navy (
The Yellow Jackets ran for 5,222 further yards than one other major conference crew all through Johnson’s tenure. As well as they averaged solely passes per sport — solely Navy (9.5), Navy ( and Air Energy (12.9) tried fewer passes all through that exact same interval.
Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, who carried out at Georgia Tech, is anticipated to be a major candidate to succeed Johnson, in accordance with sources. Clemson co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott, Alabama offensive line coach and former Tech participant Brent Key and Navy coach Jeff Monken, who moreover runs the triple risk, is likely to be inside the mix as correctly.
ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg and Mark Schlabach contributed to this report.

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