Head Coach Geoff Collins

20th Head Coach in Program History

Director of Athletics Todd Stansbury has announced Geoff Collins as the new Georgia Tech football Head Coach.

Geoff Collins, an Atlanta area native and a former Georgia Tech football staff member who has led Temple to two bowl games in two seasons as the Owls’ head coach, has been named the 20th football head coach in Georgia Tech history, director of athletics Todd Stansbury announced on Friday.

Collins compiled a 15-10 record in his two seasons at Temple, including an 8-4 record and 7-1 mark in the American Athletic Conference this season, when the Owls’ only conference loss came at No. 8-ranked and undefeated UCF. His 15 victories at Temple are the most ever by a head coach in his first two seasons at the school.

THE GEOFF COLLINS FILE
Personal
Hometown: Conyers, Ga.
Birthdate: April 10, 1971 (47 years old)
Education: Western Carolina, 1994
Family: Wife: Jennifer; Daughter: Astrid (2)

The Collins File

Coaching Experience
1993-94 – Western Carolina (student assistant)
1995 – Franklin (N.C.) H.S. (assistant coach)
1996 – Fordham (linebackers coach)
1997-98 – Albright (defensive coordinator)
1999-2000 – Georgia Tech (graduate assistant)
2001 – Georgia Tech (tight ends coach)
2002-05 – Western Carolina (defensive coordinator)
2006 – Georgia Tech (recruiting coordinator)
2007 – Alabama (director of player personnel)
2008-09 – UCF (linebackers coach/recruiting coordinator)
2010 – Florida International (defensive coordinator)
2011-12 – Mississippi State (co-defensive coordinator)
2013-14 – Mississippi State (defensive coordinator)
2015-16 – Florida (defensive coordinator)
2017-18 – Temple (head coach)

Head Coach Experience
2017 – Temple (7-6 overall, 4-4 AAC, def. Florida International, 28-3, in 2017 Gasparilla Bowl)
2018 – Temple (8-4 overall, 7-1 AAC, face Duke in 2018 Independence Bowl)

Intro Press Conference

What They’re Saying

"I am really happy for Geoff and his entire family. When you look at a guy like Geoff and the energy that he brings, the excitement he brings to the sidelines, the juice he has on a daily basis, he will do a great job. I think he will do an amazing job and I think it’s a great hire for Georgia Tech."

"I’m thrilled for Coach Collins to get this opportunity at Georgia Tech. I learned a lot playing under him at the University of Florida as he helped mold us into one of the top defensive units in the country. It will be good to have him in Atlanta and I know he’ll put together a strong program."

"Congratulations to Georgia Tech on a great hire! Geoff Collins is not only an innovative mind but he relates to today’s players as well as any coach in the country. With the recruiting base around Atlanta and the incredible academics that Georgia Tech has to offer, the Jackets are poised to build on their football tradition with Coach Collins at the helm!"

"I like the Geoff Collins hire by Georgia Tech. I know a bunch of guys who've worked on staffs with him. They rave about him. Ultra high-energy, smart, very creative, terrific evaluator & recruiter."