accepts Georgia Tech coaching job
Navy coach Paul Johnson has
accepted the offer of the Yellow Jackets.
football coach Paul Johnson informed the team on Friday, that he
had accepted the coaching job offered to him by the Georgia Tech
Yellow Jackets, Midshipmen spokesman confirmed today. Johnson
will replace the fired Ga Tech coach Chan Gailey. According to
the Navy AD, Paul Johnson will not coach Navy (8-4) in the
Poinsettia Bowl game against Utah.
After taking the coaching job at Navy six
seasons ago, Paul Johnson was able to turn around the struggling
Midshipmen, who had reached an all time low in the two years
prior to his arrival, going 1-20 between the 00-01 seasons. In
his first year with Navy, Johnson finished for a 2-10 record,
but since he had lead the team to five straight bowl games and a
school record six consecutive wins over rival Army. Paul Johnson
hold an overall career record of 105-39 and 45-29 with Navy.