Bohannon Named KSU Football Coach

The Georgia Tech assistant coach will be formally introduced on Tuesday.

Kennesaw State University has hired Georgia Tech offensive assistant coach Brian Bohannon as its first head football coach.

The athletic department issued a release at 5 p.m. Sunday, and KSU athletics director Vaughn Williams Tweeted out the news on his official account:

"Please give a Owl Welcome to Brian Bohannon our first Head Football Coach! We can We will!"

A formal press conference introducing Bohannon will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fifth Third Bank Stadium near the KSU campus, according to the release.

Bohannon has been Tech's quarterbacks and h-backs coach for the last five years and is a native of Griffin, Ga. Williams said during KSU's official unveiling last month that he preferred the program's first head coach to have Georgia ties.

Bohannon played football and graduated from the University of Georgia, and has been an assistant for current Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson at Georgia Southern and Navy.

At Tech, Bohannon also coached Jonathan Dwyer, the former Kell High School standout who was ACC Player of the Year in 2010 and now plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL.

Bohannon also was an assistant at West Georgia, where he earned a master's degree in business education.

He was selected during what Williams admitted was an accelerated hiring process, even though KSU won't field a team until 2015. 

Among the other candidates for the job included former Marietta High School quarterback Andy McCollum, also a Georgia Tech assistant coach, and Murray State head coach Chris Hatcher, who formerly was head coach at Valdosta State and Georgia Southern.


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