Bohannon hired as KSU’s first coach

Kennesaw State Sports Communications

Tuesday, March 25 was a day that Kennesaw State will long remember as a day that started a new era. The school introduced Brian Bohannon as its first head football coach for a program that will kick off in 2015.

“Let me just first say how humbled and honored I am to be here today,” Bohannon said in front of a standing-room only crowd inside the locker room at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. “This is something you look forward to in our profession and I’m honored to be a part of an institution that is as special as this one is. I’m truly excited and it’s surreal for me to hear ‘first head football coach’ at Kennesaw State.”

Bohannon is a coach who has plenty of experience in Georgia, which is the one thing athletic director Vaughn Williams said he was looking for. Bohannon spent the last five years as the quarterbacks/B-backs coach at Georgia Tech with prior stops at Navy, Georgia Southern and Gardner-Webb. He has also coached with current Tech head coach Paul Johnson at each of those schools.


“I commend Athletic Director Vaughn Williams for a superb choice among some top candidates for the head football coach at Kennesaw State University,” Johnson said shortly after Bohannon was hired. “Brian Bohannon has an excellent background in the state of Georgia both as a player and coach at the University of Georgia, Georgia Southern and Georgia Tech.”

Because of the background Bohannon has with the option offense, it is likely the Owls will employ the same offense Tech has run the last five years. However, Bohannon has said that there will be some pistol and shotgun mixed in as well.

Bohannon said his next course of action will be to hire a coaching staff and focus on recruiting. The 2014 class will be the program’s first and will need to be ready to play in 2015.


Bohannon is getting ready for the inaugural season and KSU is making sure the fans are also. This past Monday, the school started accepting Letters of Intent for fans that want to purchase season tickets.

The LOI program is a formal request that requires a deposit to enter into the Priority Seating Program that uses points to distribute priority when selecting seat locations among donors. The Owls will play at the Fifth Third Bank stadium, which holds 8,300 people.

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