Saturday, December 8, 2007


Navy coach Paul Johnson, who coached Division I-AA Georgia Southern and led the Eagles to a 62-10 record and two consecutive I-AA national championships and who turned one of the country's worst teams (Navy) into an annual bowl participant, has agreed to become Georgia Tech's next football coach.

Johnson, who had a 45-39 record in six seasons at Navy, replaces Chan Gailey.

Johnson, who is perhaps best known for his potent triple-option spread offense, led the Midshipmen to unprecedented success during his tenure at the academy. Under his watch, Navy was 11-1 against Army and Air Force and won the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy five consecutive seasons.

Navy went 8-4 this season and beat Notre Dame 46-44 in triple overtime, ending an NCAA-record 43-game losing streak to the Fighting Irish.

(Photo by James Lang/US Presswire)

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