Bohannon is KSU’s first football coach

Kennesaw State Communications Office

History was made once again at Kennesaw State on Sunday as the school named Brian Bohannon as its first football head coach.

Bohannon has spent the last five years at Georgia Tech serving as the quarterbacks and B-back coach. Since his arrival at Georgia Tech in 2008, Bohannon has engineered an offense that has finished in the top four nationally in rushing offense every season including in 2010 when Tech led the nation in rushing for the first time in school history.

Bohannon has spent the last 17 years coaching in the FCS and the FBS levels, all of which have come while working with current Georgia Tech head coach Paul Johnson.

“Let me start by saying how excited I am to be the first-ever Kennesaw State head football coach,” Bohannon told “Kennesaw State is a special place with a great student body, administration and faculty, and I am just excited about the opportunity.”

Bohannon was one of three known finalists for the job. The other two were Georgia Tech defensive coach Andy McCollum and current Murray State head coach Chris Hatcher.

Bohannon is a native of Griffin, Ga., who was a standout wide receiver at Georgia. He started his coaching career at West Georgia as a graduate assistant. From there, Bohannon spent a year at Gardner-Webb as the wide receivers coach. Bohannon then spent five seasons at Georgia Southern as the wide receivers and defensive backs coach. He helped the Eagles win back-to-back national titles in 1999 and 2000.

Bohannon then spent six years at Navy as the wide receivers coach. He helped the Midshipmen score 39 points per game as well as 444 yards per game in 2007.

“This is an extremely exciting moment in Kennesaw State University history,” KSU AD Vaughn Williams told “Coach Bohannon embodies every value, characteristic and skill set that we look for when choosing head coaches to lead our student-athletes. Brian has distinguished himself as a servant leader who will build a program the right way. I can’t wait to kick off that football in 2015.”

There will be an introductory press conference inside the Owls locker room at Fifth Third Bank Stadium on Tuesday at 11 a.m. For fans who can’t attend, the event will be streamed live at

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