Kennesaw State University as named its first-ever head football coach, according to Director of Athletics Vaughn Williams who made the announcement on the school's website Sunday.
The school picked Brian Bohannon as the Owl's head football coach. Bohannon has spent the past five seasons as quarterbacks/B-backs coach at Georgia Tech. Bohannon is also known to have engineered one of the country's most prolific spread option offenses.
"This is an extremely exciting moment in Kennesaw State University history," Williams said. "Coach Bohannon embodies every value, characteristic and skill set that we look for when choosing head coaches to lead our student-athletes. Brian has distinguished himself as a servant leader who will build a program the right way. I can't wait to kick off that football in 2015."
"Let me start by saying how excited I am to be the first-ever Kennesaw State head football coach," Bohannon said. "Kennesaw State is a special place with a great student body, administration and faculty, and I am just excited about the opportunity."
"I also want to give special thanks to University President Dr. Dan Papp, Vaughn Williams, the search committee and the people I met with during my interview," Bohannon added. "I thoroughly enjoyed the process, everything was run in a first-class manner, and I can't wait to get started. My goal is to work toward developing the total student-athlete in the classroom, on the field of play and in the campus and local communities."
Since Bohannon's arrival at Georgia Tech in 2008, the Yellow Jackets have finished in the top four nationally in rushing offense every season, including in 2010 when they led the nation in rushing for the first time in school history.
Before arriving at Georgia Tech, Bohannon spent six years as wide receivers coach at Navy. He was part of a staff that returned the Midshipmen to the national spotlight. Navy won 35 games over four years, earning a school-record four consecutive bowl berths and a school-best four straight Commander-In-Chief's trophies.
During Bohannon's five seasons in Statesboro, Georgia Southern advanced to the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs, finishing as national runner-up in 1998 and claiming back-to-back national championships in 1999 and 2000.
A four-year letter winner and standout as a wide receiver at Georgia, Bohannon started his coaching career at West Georgia before earning his first full-time position at Gardner-Webb, NC, as wide receivers coach in 1996.
Bohannon earned his bachelor's degree in general business from Georgia in 1993 and a master's in business education from West Georgia in 1996. He is married to the former Melanie Cobb and they have three children, sons Blake Patrick and Braden Thomas, and daughter Brooke Anna.
Bohannon is a native of Griffin.
KSU will formally introduce Bohannon at a press conference inside the Owls' locker room at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on Tuesday, March 26, at 11 a.m. Copyright 2013 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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