After going 4-4 (4-3) as interim head coach of the Yellow Jackets this season, Brent Key has been officially named head coach at Georgia Tech. Key is an alumnus of GT and had been assistant head coach since 2019 when he got the interim gig in September, following the firing of Geoff Collins.
“I’m honored to officially name Brent Key the 21st head coach in Georgia Tech football history,” AD J. Batt said in a statement. “Since I arrived on campus earlier this fall, I have observed first-hand Coach Key’s leadership, passion, energy and genuine care for our student-athletes, our football program and the Institute, as well as how his players and staff responded to his leadership and the genuine care that they have for him. There was strong interest from across the country to be the next head coach at Georgia Tech, and we conducted an exhaustive national search. At the beginning and end of the search, it was clear that the best choice for Georgia Tech is Brent Key.”
Key took over after 1-3 start in which Tech’s only win was over a FCS program. He won his first game at the helm, a road win over #24 Pittsburgh, then beat Duke at home to improve team’s record to 3-3. They finished 5-7 (4-4 ACC) after losing at #1 Georgia over the weekend but the signs of improvement for the team under Key were evident right away.
“I am so proud and grateful to be the head coach at my alma mater, Georgia Tech,” Coach Key said. “I can’t thank President Cabrera, J and everyone that had a hand in the search enough for the faith that they have in me to lead our program. Like I’ve said many times over the past two months, I love this team, and I couldn’t be more excited to be their head coach. We will work unbelievably hard to make our fans, alumni and former players very proud of this program. Thank you to everyone who has supported our team over the past two months, and we thank you in advance for your continued support as we begin working towards next season. Go Jackets!”
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