Former Georgia Tech wide receivers coach, Josh Crawford, hired as running backs coach with Georgia football

The Georgia Bulldogs football program has announced that former Georgia Tech wide receivers coach, Josh Crawford, has been hired by the team in a new role as their new running backs coach and run-game coordinator.

Crawford replaces former UGA running backs coach, Dell McGee, who accepted the head coaching position at Georgia State University.

The Montrose, AL-native is known for spending a great portion of his successful coaching career in the Georgia high school ranks. In his career, Crawford has spent 11 years as an assistant coach at various Georgia high schools, including Greater Atlanta Christian (2010-2012), Jefferson County (2013), Colquitt County (2014-2016), Lee County (2017), Valdosta (2018-2019) and Colquitt County for a second time (2020).

While he coached high school teams around the state of Georgia, Crawford was a member of three programs as he helped lead them to the state championship, Colquitt County in 2014 and 2015 and also Lee County in 2017.

In his first stint at Colquitt County, he served as the Packers offensive assistant and wide receivers coach and returned as their co-offensive coordinator in 2020. From 2014-2015, Colquitt County won 30 games in a row, including the state championship as well as the national championship in 2015. With Lee County in 2017, he was the teams passing game coordinator as well as their wide receivers coach.

In his time coaching in high school, Crawford coached six all-state receivers, including New York Giants receiver, Darius Slayton, at  Greater American Christian. While coaching plenty of talent at receiver, he also coached Tate Rodemaker at Valdosta. The former Florida State Seminole and now current Southern Miss Golden Eagle, threw for 6,752 yards and 74 touchdowns with Crawford as his OC and QBs Coach for two seasons.

Western Kentucky was Crawford’s first stop coaching in college as he was hired as a receivers coach on the team in the 2021 season. He remained there till after the 2022 season where he was promoted to co-offensive coordinator/receivers coach in an explosive offensive system. The Hilltoppers wide-outs combined for over 10,000 yards and over 90 touchdowns in his two seasons with the program. WKU was victorious in two bowl games with Crawford on the staff.

Crawford’s collegiate playing experience took place at Morehouse College in Atlanta. From 2004-2006, he served as the Maroon Tigers’ running back. The former Yellow Jacket coach makes the switch over to the rival Georgia Bulldogs where he will have a different role on a new team in a new era of the Southeastern Conference.


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