Jason Semore
Quality Control Specialist/Defense

Jason Semore

Quality Control Specialist/Defense

Year at Tech 1st
Alma Mater Adams State, 2005
Jason Semore

Biography

Jason Semore is in his first season as a defensive quality control specialist at Georgia Tech.

A former NCAA Division I defensive coordinator, Semore came to The Flats from Temple, where he served as a senior defensive advisor under head coach Geoff Collins in 2018. In Semore’s lone season at TU, the Owls ranked among the top four teams nationally in defensive touchdowns (8 – 1st), forced turnovers (31 – 3rd), fumble recoveries (13 – 3rd) and interceptions (18 – 4th).

Prior to his one season at Temple, Semore spent three seasons at NCAA Division I FCS powerhouse Montana, first as special teams coordinator and secondary coach (2015), followed by two seasons as defensive coordinator (2016-17). He helped lead the Griz to three-straight winning seasons, including an FCS playoffs appearance in 2015, and produced the Big Sky Conference’s top-ranked defense in 2016 (349.0 ypg).

Semore’s resume also includes a season as defensive coordinator at Colorado School of Mines (2014), two seasons as a defensive assistant at Oklahoma State (2012-13), two seasons as outside linebackers coach at Tulsa (2010-11), two seasons as co-defensive coordinator, special teams coordinator and secondary coach at his alma mater, Adams State (2008-09), a season as secondary coach at Colorado School of Mines (2007) and a season as defensive coordinator at Round Valley H.S. in Springerville, Ariz. Career highlights include a 10-2 season as defensive coordinator at Colorado School of Mines, bowl appearances in each of his four seasons at Oklahoma State and Tulsa and leading Arizona’s Class 3A in total defense, scoring defense and pass defense in his lone season at Round Valley High.

“Jason has done a phenomenal job as a defensive coordinator throughout the course of his career,” Collins said about Semore. “He did a great job for us at Temple in a quality-control role. He adds value to the organization every single day and I’m lucky that he’s here with us at Georgia Tech.”

Semore played collegiately at Adams State, where he was a linebacker from 2001-05 and earned a bachelor’s degree in history, government and philosophy in 2005. He also has two master’s degrees from the University of Phoenix (2007 – criminal justice) and the University of Tulsa (2012 – educational methods). He has two daughters, Paityn and Palmer.