Georgia Tech hired Nate Woody of Appalachian State during a defensive coordinator on Saturday, anticipating he can accelerate a section that struggled final deteriorate underneath Ted Roof notwithstanding copiousness of experience.
Roof left his alma mater final month in what seemed to be a mutual decision, apropos a co-defensive coordinator and associate conduct manager during North Carolina State .
Woody is a 27-year coaching maestro who destined Appalachian State’s invulnerability a past 5 seasons. After putting in an aggressive 3-4 scheme, a Mountaineers led a Sun Belt Conference in sum invulnerability 3 times and ranked among a tip 30 nationally any of a past 4 seasons.
Appalachian State hermetic out this deteriorate with a 34-0 subjection of Toledo in a Dollar General Bowl .
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Woody becomes a fifth defensive coordinator in Paul Johnson’s decade-long reign as conduct coach. Roof served in a purpose longer than his predecessors — 5 seasons — though Johnson was clearly undone after a invulnerability unsuccessful to strengthen late leads opposite Tennessee and Miami , notwithstanding an fresh section that enclosed 6 seniors and 5 juniors among a starters.
Roof’s depart was radically hermetic with a deteriorate finale, a 38-7 detriment to opposition Georgia that capped a 5-6 season. The Yellow Jackets missed out on a play for a second time in 3 years.
Prior to coaching during Appalachian State, Woody spent a sum of 22 years over dual stints during his alma mater, FCS propagandize Wofford. He was defensive coordinator from 2000-12.
“He’s achieved a lot of success and helped his teams win a lot of games during Appalachian State and Wofford,” Johnson pronounced in a statement. “I consider he’s a good fit for a program.”