A look at Paul Johnson’s coaching career
A brief look at Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, who announced his retirement Wednesday:
Age — 61
Birthplace — Newland, North Carolina
Education — Western Carolina (bachelor’s degree), Appalachian State (master’s degree)
Head Coach — Georgia Southern, 1997-2001; Navy, 2002-07; Georgia Tech, 2008-2018
Record — 189-98 overall; 82-59 at Georgia Tech
Bowl Record — 5-7 overall; 3-5 at Georgia Tech
National Championships — Division I-AA, 1999 and 2000
Atlantic Coast Conference Titles — None (2009 championship vacated by NCAA sanctions)
ACC Championship Game — Beat Clemson 39-34 in 2009; Lost to Florida State 21-15 in 2012; Lost to Florida State 37-35 in 2014.
Stacking Up — Johnson is the fourth-winningest coach in Georgia Tech history, trailing College Football Hall of Famers Bobby Dodd (165-64-8), Bill Alexander (134-95-15) and John Heisman (102-29-7).
Trademark Offense — Johnson ran the triple-option throughout his career, sticking with a run-oriented scheme that put up gaudy numbers on the ground but not much through the air. This season, the Yellow Jackets led the nation in rushing with an average of 334.9 yards, while ranking 126th out of 129 FBS teams in passing yards (84.3 per game).
Quotable — “I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished and am looking forward to having the chance to coach this team one last time at our bowl game next month.”