Georgia Tech Head Football Coaches 1987- Present

GTFLETCH

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Georgia Tech Football has had six Head Coaches since 1987. Below is how they stack up against eacher other.


Rankings By Total Wins
83-60 - Paul Johnson
53-33 - George O'Leary
44-32 - Chan Gailey
31-26 - Bobby Ross
11-19 - Bill Lewis
09-19 - Geoff Collins


Rankings By Total Win %
.612 - George O'Leary
.580 - Paul Johnson
.579 - Chan Gailey
.543 - Bobby Ross
.367 - Bill Lewis
.321 - Geoff Collins


Coaching Awards & Best Seasons
1990 - Bobby Ross - Natty, ACC Coach of the year (Bobby Dodd COY, Sporting News COY, Walter Camp COY, AFCA COY)
1992 - Bill Lewis - 4 wins in league play and beat two top 25 teams (Clemson and NC State)
1998 - Georgia O'leary - Gator Bowl win, ACC Coach of the year (Also won ACC Coach of the year in 2000)
2006 - Chan Gailey - Loss ACC Championship game
2009 & 2014 - Paul Johnson ACC Title (Later revoked) & Orange Bowl Win - ACC Coach of the year both years (also ACC COY in 2008)
2021- Geoff Collins - Upset top 25 North Carolina team
 
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Georgia Tech Football has had six Head Coaches since 1987. Below is how they stack up against eacher other.


Rankings By Total Wins
83-60 - Paul Johnson
53-33 - George O'Leary
44-32 - Chan Gailey
31-26 - Bobby Ross
11-19 - Bill Lewis
07-17 - Geoff Collins


Rankings By Total Win %
.612 - George O'Leary
.580 - Paul Johnson
.579 - Chan Gailey
.543 - Bobby Ross
.367 - Bill Lewis
.292 - Geoff Collins


Coaching Awards & Best Seasons
1990 - Bobby Ross - Natty, ACC Coach of the year (Bobby Dodd COY, Sporting News COY, Walter Camp COY, AFCA COY)
1992 - Bill Lewis - 4 wins in league play and beat two top 25 teams (Clemson and NC State)
1998 - Georgia O'leary - Gator Bowl win, ACC Coach of the year (Also won ACC Coach of the year in 2000)
2006 - Chan Gailey - Loss ACC Championship game
2009 & 2014 - Paul Johnson ACC Title (Later revoked) & Orange Bowl Win - ACC Coach of the year both years (also ACC COY in 2008)
2020 - Geoff Collins 3 ACC wins with zero losses to FCS or G5 teams. (COVID Year)
*Lost

And friggin Bill Lewis was 11-19?
 

BuzzFeitenSystem

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Those stats are useless without a metric showing the tenure. A horrible coach could have the most wins in history if he was around 30 years
 

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Ross clearly put the team on an upward trajectory. O’Leary benefits from the team left to him. Gailey maintained equilibrium. Johnson came out with his hair on fire, had some equilibrium years, then the best year since 1990, and then the wheels came off. There is a good argument that outside of Ross, Collins inherited the most difficult task. That doesn’t excuse the boneheaded crap we have endured however.
 

The Champ

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Ross clearly put the team on an upward trajectory. O’Leary benefits from the team left to him. Gailey maintained equilibrium. Johnson came out with his hair on fire, had some equilibrium years, then the best year since 1990, and then the wheels came off. There is a good argument that outside of Ross, Collins inherited the most difficult task. That doesn’t excuse the boneheaded crap we have endured however.
Didnt Oleary inherit a dumpster fire?
 

The Champ

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Yeah. Brain fart on my behalf. Further support for O’Leary being our second best coach for the given timeframe. Ross gets best for winning it all.
Agree. And Bonus points for Ross given he is the reason Oleary and Friedgen were at GT, which later resulted in the late 90s success and 3IAR.

That said, deduct points since he introduced oleary to GT and Oleary introduced Collins to GT. Thanks a lot Boss Ross
 

Old-Fashioned UGA Hater

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Ross clearly put the team on an upward trajectory. O’Leary benefits from the team left to him. Gailey maintained equilibrium. Johnson came out with his hair on fire, had some equilibrium years, then the best year since 1990, and then the wheels came off. There is a good argument that outside of Ross, Collins inherited the most difficult task. That doesn’t excuse the boneheaded crap we have endured however.
I'm glad you were able to add some context to the numbers. Our fans that basically solely blame Collins for the losses are truly pathetic simpletons.
 

MACHETE

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If we lose, I can already hear CGC blaming it on the lightning delay.
 

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O’Leary peaked in ‘98 at 10-2, he left us at 7-5, you know starting the whole Chan 7 win circle of suck streak. You could argue O’Leary had us on a downhill slide and ol’ Chan got us straight and level, producing remarkable consistency year over year.
 
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