Yellow Jackets round out on-field staff with addition of six new assistant coaches
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech football has completed its 2023 on-field coaching staff with the addition of six new assistant coaches, head coach Brent Key announced on Tuesday.
Tech’s new coaches include offensive coordinator/tight ends coach Buster Faulkner, running backs coach/run-game coordinator Norval McKenzie, wide receivers coach Josh Crawford, offensive line coach Geep Wade, linebackers coach/co-defensive coordinator Kevin Sherrer and defensive line coach Marco Coleman. Additionally, quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke has been promoted to co-offensive coordinator.
Returning to the coaching staff in their same roles are defensive coordinator Andrew Thacker, defensive backs coach Travares Tillman and special teams coordinator/nickel-safeties Jason Semore.
In addition to the 10 on-field assistant coaches, Tech also announced the hire of Brian Baker as the Yellow Jackets’ senior defensive analyst for defensive line.
The Jackets’ 11 full-time coaches plus Baker have combined to win 86 championships as players and coaches, ranging from high school state titles to Super Bowl appearances.
HEAD COACH BRENT KEY ON GEORGIA TECH’S NEW STAFF MEMBERS
“Buster is one of the nation’s finest offensive minds and his vision for what he wants to do offensively here on The Flats meshes perfectly with mine and the rest of the offensive staff’s. He brings a ton of experience and success from throughout his coaching career to our program, along with a great familiarity with the Atlanta area and the state of Georgia, including as a state champion quarterback at Parkview H.S. He is the perfect fit to lead our offense as offensive coordinator.” – FAULKNER BIO
“Chris is an outstanding coach and has earned the promotion to co-offensive coordinator. He has won at every level, both as a player and coach, and brings that winning experience to our program. Personally, he is someone that I trust very much and appreciate as an advisor and sounding board.” – WEINKE BIO
“We’re very fortunate to bring Norv to The Flats as running backs coach. He has extensive experience coaching running backs at the Division I level, including in the ACC. He also has extensive knowledge and experience recruiting in the state of Georgia as an Atlanta-area native and McEachern H.S. alumnus. It’s great to welcome him home.” – McKENZIE BIO
“Josh is not only one of the most respected wide receivers coaches in the country, but he is also one of college football’s most well-known and respected coaches at any position amongst high school coaches here in the state of Georgia. He has a long track record of success as a high school coach here in our state. He also coached one of the nation’s top receiving corps the past two seasons at Western Kentucky. We’re very excited to have him with us on The Flats.” – CRAWFORD BIO
“Geep brings two decades of experience as a successful offensive line coach to The Flats, including coaching Appalachian State’s offensive line to the 2022 Joe Moore Award midseason honor roll. He has also spent his entire coaching career in the Southeast and established himself as one of the top recruiters in this region. He’ll be a huge asset for our program.” – WADE BIO
“We’re really fortunate to add a coach of Kevin’s caliber to our staff as linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator. He has produced winners at every level that he has ever coached, from state championship high schools, all the way through to the NFL. His talent and experience as a coach, as well as his experience as a top recruiter of the state of Georgia, will be a huge asset for Georgia Tech. I couldn’t be more excited to have Kevin and his family here.” – SHERRER BIO
“It’s so exciting to welcome Marco home to Georgia Tech. Not only has he established himself as an outstanding defensive line coach and recruiter, but as one of the most successful alums in our program’s history, he also can relate with each and every single player in our program. He has walked in their shoes, won a national championship here on The Flats and developed into a first-round NFL draft pick. He is the prime example of what it means to be a Tech man and I couldn’t be happier to have him back with us.” – COLEMAN BIO
“Brian is another person that we are extremely fortunate to be able to bring on to our staff as senior defensive analyst. He brings almost four decades of experience to the role, including 21 years in the NFL and 15 seasons at the Power Five level. He also has an intimate knowledge of what it takes to win here at Georgia Tech, having won a national title during his previous nine-year stint on The Flats. He will be an invaluable resource, not just for our defensive line and defense, but for our entire program.” – BAKER BIO
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