Report: Georgia Tech offered job to Ken Whisenhunt

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets could have a new head football coach soon. The school has reportedly offered their head coaching position to Los Angeles Chargers Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

He interviewed for the position on Monday. Whisenhunt was born in Augusta, Georgia, which is near Atlanta, Georgia.

Former Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt looks on with an injured Marcus Mariota by his side
Ken Whisenhunt looks on with an injured Marcus Mariota by his side (Getty Images)

The 56-year-old has never been a college football head coach. If he’s hired, he would replace Paul Johnson, who retired following the conclusion of the regular season.

He has not coached in college football since 1996.

Whisenhunt has been the Chargers Offensive Coordinator since the 2016 season. Prior to that, he spent two seasons as the Tennessee Titans head coach in 2014 and 2015.

He is 48-71 overall as a head coach. He went 3-20 with the Titans before being fired seven games into the 2015 season.

As the Arizona Cardinals head coach, he went 45-51 from 20007 through 2012. He had two winning seasons in six games, including a Super Bowl XLIII appearance at the end of the 2008 season when the Cardinals lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In 2009, the team lost in the NFC Divisional Game in 2009 to the New Orleans Saints.

In between being the Titans and the Cardinals head coach, he spent one season as the San Diego Chargers Offensive Coordinator in 2013.

He spent the 2004 through 2006 seasons as the Pittsburgh Steelers Offensive Coordinator. He also was the Steelers Tight Ends Coach from 2001 through 2003.

Whisenhunt was the New York Jets Special Teams Coach in 2000. He also was the Cleveland Browns Tight Ends Coach in 1999.

He also was the Baltimore Ravens Tight Ends Coach in 1997 and 1998. He began his coaching career as the H-Backs/Tight Ends/Special Teams Coach in 1995 and 1996.

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