Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Brian Bohannon was introduced as the Owls' first head football coach on Tuesday.
Declaring that he's found a new football home -- which happens to be very close to his family home -- Kennesaw State University football coach Brian Bohannon said he's eager to get started creating a program from scratch. Bohannon, 42, a former University of Georgia wide receiver who has been quarterbacks coach at Georgia Tech for the last seven years, was introduced Tuesday as he begins to guide the Owls from a long-term idea to on-the-field reality in two years. "I felt there was something special here," Bohannon said during his first press conference, held at KSU's Fifth Third Bank Stadium near campus. "All football is going to do is open that up for everyone to see." Bohannon's hiring was announced by KSU on Sunday, after a coaching …
Monday, March 25, 2013
School officials on Sunday hired Georgia Tech offensive assistant coach Brian Bohannon as the university's first head football coach.
Kennesaw State University on Sunday hired its first head football coach. A formal press conference introducing Georgia Tech offensive assistant coach Brian Bohannon as the program's inaugural coach will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fifth Third Bank Stadium near the Kennesaw State campus, according to a news release. In the meantime, tell us what you think about the selection. Did Kennesaw State get it right? Take our poll and leave a comment in the box below. Related content Bohannon Named KSU Football Coach
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The Georgia Tech assistant coach will be formally introduced on Tuesday.
Kennesaw State University has hired Georgia Tech offensive assistant coach Brian Bohannon as its first head football coach. The athletic department issued a release at 5 p.m. Sunday, and KSU athletics director Vaughn Williams Tweeted out the news on his official account: "Please give a Owl Welcome to Brian Bohannon our first Head Football Coach! We can We will!" A formal press conference introducing Bohannon will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fifth Third Bank Stadium near the KSU campus, according to the release. Bohannon has been Tech's quarterbacks and h-backs coach for the last five years and is a native of Griffin, Ga. Williams said during KSU's official unveiling last month that he preferred the program's first head coach to have …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Owls are expected to announce their first-ever head football coach this month.
Less than a month after announcing the addition of varsity football, Kennesaw State is working fast to have its first head coach in place. Multiple media reports indicate that KSU athletics director Vaughn Williams could make make the hire by the end of March, enabling him to assemble a staff and begin recruiting players to make up the first team that will take the field in 2015. The Marietta Daily Journal earlier this week quoted Williams as saying that "our short list of candidates is formulating very quickly." The newspaper speculated on a number of possible candidates, including former Marietta High School quarterback Andy McCollum, currently an assistant coach at Georgia Tech; former University of Georgia, Atlanta Falcons and Auburn …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
KennesawStateFootball.com was launched Monday.
The Kennesaw State Department of Athletics on Monday launched the online home of the university's new football program. KennesawStateFootball.com will be the one-stop shop for fans to get the latest updates on everything from the search for a head football coach to the process for purchasing football tickets. Kennesaw State will use a newly-instituted Priority Points System and Priority Seating program to distribute tickets, according to a statement on the athletics department's website. "The primary goal of the seating plan is to achieve an equitable distribution of seating to 8,300-seat Fifth Third Bank Stadium that will host the inaugural Owls football game in the fall of 2015," according to the statement. "The intent of the policy is …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
"We're here to stay, we're here to play," Owls athletic director Vaughn Williams said at Thursday's official festivities.
After offering the obligatory "Are you ready for some football?" exhortation, Kennesaw State University President Daniel Papp posed another question during a celebratory Thursday afternoon, and he had no intention of making it a rhetorical one. "Why are we adding football?" he asked during the official launch of the school's varsity football program. "We are a major university in the South." "And we are on the way to becoming a major national university as well." With that, one of many choruses of cheers rang out from several hundred revelers at the KSU Convocation Center. Not only is Kennesaw State getting a football program, but it wants to use that high-profile sport to expose the school's academic and extracurricular offerings far …