Johnson leaving Navy to coach Georgia Tech

By: associated press
By: associated press

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Paul Johnson is leaving Navy to become
Georgia Tech's new football coach.

According to a Navy athletic department official, Johnson informed the team of his decision during a meeting this morning.

Georgia Tech has scheduled a news conference for later this afternoon.

Johnson, a former Georgia Southern coach, also negotiated with Duke and SMU this week.

He'll replace Chan Gailey, who was fired one day after the Yellow Jackets concluded a 7-and-5 regular season with his sixth straight loss to Georgia.

Before Johnson took over at Navy, the Midshipmen had gone 1-and-20 over a span of two seasons. In his six years in Annapolis, Johnson compiled a record of 37-and-29.

Johnson has led Navy to a school record five straight bowl games. The Midshipmen play Utah in the Poinsettia Bowl on December 20th in San Diego.


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