Georgia Tech announces Brent Key as next head coach
Georgia Tech announced Brent Key as the program’s next head coach on Tuesday afternoon.
Key will continue leading the Yellow Jackets program after serving as the team’s interim coach for the final two months of the 2022 season.
Here’s how Georgia Tech’s team reacted to the news:
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— Georgia Tech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) November 30, 2022
Key took over as the interim after Georgia Tech’s 0-4 start in September. He then led the program to five wins in its final eight games of the season. That run included a win over North Carolina on the road in Week 12.
Georgia Tech had a chance to secure bowl eligibility in the final week, but fell to No. 1 Georgia to end the season.
Key is a former Georgia Tech player as well. He played for the Yellow Jackets from 1997-2000 before beginning his coaching career. Key, 44, has also worked as an assistant at UCF and Alabama.
“I am so proud and grateful to be the head coach at my alma mater, Georgia Tech,” Key said in a press release. “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!”