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Cristian Garcia
Cristian Garcia
Graduate Assistant Coach

Cristian Garcia

Graduate Assistant Coach

Year at Tech 1st
Alma Mater Florida, 2017
Cristian Garcia

Biography

Cristian Garcia is in his first season as a graduate assistant coach at Georgia Tech. Garcia, who played linebacker at Florida when Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins’ was the Gators’ defensive coordinator, comes to The Flats after two seasons as a graduate assistant at UNLV.

Garcia, a Miami, Fla. native, played collegiately at Malone and Florida Tech, before matriculating to Santa Fe College, and then Florida. At UF, he was a member of the Gators’ video staff, then walked on to the team in 2015. He was awarded a scholarship and served as a team captain as a senior in 2017, holding a key role as a reserve linebacker in Collins’ top-35 ranked defense. He was also a special-teams stalwart for the Gators.

Off the field, the Gainesville (Fla.) Police Department credited Garcia with preventing a sexual assault from occurring during the summer of 2016. He was subsequently featured on ABC’s Good Morning America and honored in Washington D.C. by former Vice President Joe Biden as a recipient of the inaugural “It’s On Us” Courage Award.

Garcia earned a both bachelor’s degree in sport management and an MBA from Florida.

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