March 31, 2010
The Georgia House and Senate passed resolutions honoring Coach Paul Johnson on being named 2009 ACC Coach of the Year and the House honored him on the floor Wednesday.
Johnson has been named ACC Coach of the Year in each of his first two seasons at Georgia Tech.
10 LC 94 2920
House Resolution 1864
By: Representative Keen of the 179th
Commending Georgia Institute of Technology Football Head Coach Paul Johnson on being named the 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year and inviting him to be recognized by the House of Representatives; and for other purposes.
WHEREAS, Coach Paul Johnson joined the Georgia Institute of Technology as head coach of the Yellow Jacket football team in 2007 after successful coaching runs at Georgia Southern University and the United States Naval Academy; and
WHEREAS, in only his second year coaching the Yellow Jackets, he led the team to a 10-2 regular season with historic wins over Florida State University, Virginia Tech, and Clemson University; and
WHEREAS, Coach Johnson’s powerful triple option earned the Yellow Jackets a top ten national ranking at the end of the season and a BCS Bowl appearance; and
WHEREAS, modeling Coach Johnson’s work ethic and discipline, the team produced the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and earned a bid to the FedEx Orange Bowl, a first ever Bowl Championship Series appearance for the university; and
WHEREAS, the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association recognized the outstanding leadership of Coach Johnson by naming him the ACC Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year, making him the only head coach in Georgia Tech’s history to win this prestigious award in his first two seasons.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body commend Georgia Institute of Technology Football Head Coach Paul Johnson on his exceptional accomplishments and achievements, congratulate him on his back-to-back Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year awards, and invite him to be recognized by the House of Representatives at a date and time to be designated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to Georgia Institute of Technology Football Head Coach Paul Johnson.