Georgia Football Coaching Staff

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Dec 30, 2023
Kirby Smart

Kirby Smart

Head Coach

In his first two seasons at Georgia, Kirby Smart's program won the SEC Championship, the Rose Bowl Game and played in the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

Smart was hired December 6, 2015.

Smart became the youngest coach to win the title in an SEC Championship Game appearance. Smart was named 2017 Georgia Munger National Coach of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club, SEC Coach of the Year by the Associated Press and SEC Coaches and the Regional Coach of the Year by the AFCA.

A former standout defensive back and scholar-athlete at Georgia, Smart was one of the nation’s most respected defensive coordinators. During his time at Alabama, he coached players at three different positions, in addition to his coordinating duties. He was recognized as the 2012 AFCA Assistant Coach of the Year and the 2009 Broyles Award winner as college football’s top assistant coach. He was also a finalist for the 2015 Broyles Award.

Prior to joining the Alabama staff in 2007, Smart spent the 2006 season as safeties coach with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. He served six years on the collegiate level as the running backs coach at Georgia (2005), defensive backs coach at LSU (2004), graduate assistant at Florida State (2002-03), defensive coordinator/linebackers coach (2001) and defensive backs coach (2000) at Valdosta State, and administrative assistant at UGA (1999).

Smart was the running backs coach on Georgia’s 2005 SEC Championship team. His unit averaged 162.2 rushing yards per game, third in the SEC. He coached Thomas Brown, Danny Ware, and Kregg Lumpkin—all future NFL players. In 2004 at LSU, he tutored two NFL draft picks: Corey Webster (2nd round, N.Y. Giants) and Travis Daniels (4th round, Miami).

As a player, Smart was a four-year letterman at defensive back for Georgia, where he was a first team All-SEC pick as a senior. He finished his career with 13 interceptions, a mark that still ranks fifth in UGA annals, and led the Bulldogs with six interceptions in 1997, five in ‘98. He led the SEC in interceptions during his final season. Smart also scored two points as a collegian. He was the first player in UGA history -- and one of just two Bulldogs since the rule was introduced in 1988 -- to return a blocked PAT kick for two points, having brought one back 88 yards against New Mexico State in his freshman year of 1995.

The 2015 Alabama defense ranked first nationally in rushing defense, third in total defense, and third in scoring defense. .His 2014 Alabama defense ranked, passing fourth nationally against the run. The Crimson Tide ranked sixth nationally in scoring defense, while ranking 12th nationally in total defense. He helped junior safety Landon Collins earn unanimous first-team All-America honors while being selected as a finalist for the Nagurski Trophy, Thorpe Award and Lott Trophy.

Smart crafted another elite Alabama defense in 2013 after losing six more players to the NFL. The Crimson Tide ranked fourth nationally in scoring defense while ranking fifth in total defense, seventh in rushing defense and 11th in pass defense. Alabama was fourth nationally in red zone defense and fourth in fewest first downs allowed. He helped mold C.J. Mosley into the nation’s best linebacker and winner of the Butkus Award.

Smart retooled the Alabama defense in 2012, molding a unit that lost six starters to the NFL after the 2011 season. The Tide led the nation in total defense, scoring defense and rush defense while ranking seventh in pass defense and pass efficiency defense. The Tide defense featured two first team All-Americans in cornerback Dee Milliner and linebacker Mosley.

Smart’s rebuilding job in 2010 was impressive, as the Tide remained one of the nation’s elite defensive units while replacing nine starters. Alabama led the SEC and ranked third nationally in scoring defense and fifth in total defense.

The 2009 season was a special one for Smart, as he not only helped lead Alabama to the national championship but also took home the Broyles Award as the top assistant coach in the country. The UA defense again was regarded as one of the nation’s top units, leading the SEC and ranking second nationally in scoring defense pass efficiency defense, rush defense and total defense.

In the 2010 BCS National Championship game against Texas, the Tide recorded four interceptions and scored a defensive touchdown. Three players on Smart’s defense earned first-team All-America honors – linebacker Rolando McClain, cornerback Javier Arenas and nose guard Terrence Cody.

A four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, Smart received his BBA degree in Finance from UGA in 1998 and his M.S. in Physical Education from Florida State in 2003. The Bainbridge, Ga., native is married to the former Mary Beth Lycett of McDonough, Ga., a 4-year letterwinner, and 2-year starter, on the Georgia women’s basketball team from 2000-2003. The couple met long after their undergraduate days at UGA, when Lycett -- then working in the UGAAA business office -- helped arrange Smart’s trip to interview for the Bulldogs’ running backs coaching job in 2005. They are now the proud parents of twins Weston and Julia (Feb. 8, 2008) and son Andrew (May 25, 2012).

Birthdate: December 23, 1973
Birthplace: Montgomery, Ala.
High School: Bainbridge ( Ga.) High School
College: Georgia, '98; Master's FSU, '03

Coaching Experience:

1999, Georgia (administrative assistant); 2000, Valdosta State (Def. Backs); 2001, Valdosta State (Def. Coord./Def. Backs); 2002-03, Florida State (Grad. Asst./Def. Backs); 2004, LSU (Def. Backs); 2005, Georgia (running backs); 2006, Miami Dolphins (Safeties); 2007, Alabama (Asst. HC/Def. Backs); 2008-13, '15, Alabama (Def. Coord./Inside LBs); 2014, Alabama (Asst. HC/Safeties); 2016-Present, Georgia (Head Coach)

Playing Experience: University of Georgia -- Four-year letterman at defensive back (1995-98)...1998 All-SEC first major and 1998 second team Academic All-America...13 career interceptions....Bainbridge (Ga.) High School -- Three sport letterman (football, baseball, basketball)...Class AAAA All-State as senior...16 career interceptions.

Glenn Schumann

Glenn Schumann

Inside Linebackers

Glenn Schumann was named inside linebackers coach at the University of Georgia on Dec. 12, 2015, after serving two years as Director of Player Development and Associate Director of Player Personnel at the University of Alabama.

Schumann was part of a 2017 staff that led the Bulldogs to a record-tying 13 victories, first SEC championship since 2005, first appearance in the College Football Playoff, first appearance (and victory over Oklahoma) in the Rose Bowl CFP semi-final game, and first appearance in the College Football Playoff Championship Game. Georgia’s defense finished second in the SEC and 6th nationally in Scoring Defense (16.4 ppg), 2nd in the SEC and 6th nationally in Total Defense (294.9 ypg), and 2nd in the SEC in Rushing Defense.

Schumann’s star pupil over his first two years was Roquan Smith, the Bulldogs’ leading tackler who capped his junior season by winning the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker, in addition to being named SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Smith was a consensus All-American, finalist for the Nagurski and Bednarik Awards, and finished in the top ten in the Heisman Trophy voting.

Schumann spent eight years with the Crimson Tide, first as an undergraduate analyst (2008-Dec. 2011) and then as a graduate assistant (Dec. 2011-Feb. 2014). In February, 2014, he was named Director of Player Development and Associate Director of Player Personnel serving in those positions until December, 2015. During his tenure at Alabama, the Crimson Tide won three BCS National Championships, one College Football Playoff national title, three Southeastern Conference crowns, six SEC western division titles, and was ranked in the nation's final top ten rankings eight years in a row. In seven of those eight years the Alabama defense finished no lower than fifth nationally in total defense, and in the top ten in scoring defense all eight years. The 2011 defense led the nation in all five major categories including total defense (183.6 ypg), scoring defense (8.2 ppg), rushing defense (72.2 ypg), passing defense (111.5 ypg) and pass efficiency defense (83.69 rating).

In his role with player development at Alabama, Schumann’s responsibilities included a number of off-the-field activities for Alabama’s football student-athletes. He served as an important resource in balancing their demands of academics, athletics and community outreach. He was also involved in the organization of all recruiting efforts.

Schumann comes from a long line of coaches. His father Eric, after playing safety for Alabama in the mid-70s, spent 20 years in college football as a defensive coordinator. Among his coaching stops were UAB, Tulane, SMU, East Tennessee State, Valdosta State, Livingston, New Mexico and Troy. Schumann’s grandfather Jack Haskin was a coach on the first football team at Florida State University and is a member of the FSU Hall of Fame. In addition, Schumann’s mother, Dr. Sherry Schumann, is a former collegiate coach and Athletic Director.

Born in Valdosta, Ga., Schumann graduated from McKinney Boyd High School in McKinney, Texas, where he lettered in both football and basketball. He earned his bachelor of arts degree from Alabama in December, 2011, and a masters in sports management from the Capstone in December, 2013. He and his wife Lauren were married in the summer of 2015.

Tray Scott

Tray Scott

Defensive Line

Tray Scott was named defensive line coach at UGA on February 10, 2017, after serving two years in a similar position at the University of North Carolina (2015-16).

Scott was part of a 2017 staff that led the Bulldogs to a record-tying 13 victories, first SEC championship since 2005, first appearance in the College Football Playoff, first appearance (and victory over Oklahoma) in the Rose Bowl CFP semi-final game, and first appearance in the College Football Playoff Championship Game. Georgia’s defense finished second in the SEC and 6th nationally in Scoring Defense (16.4 ppg), 2nd in the SEC and 6th nationally in Total Defense (294.9 ypg), and 2nd in the SEC in Rushing Defense.

In his two campaigns in Chapel Hill, Scott helped UNC reach back-to-back bowl games (2015 Russell Athletic Bowl vs. Baylor, 2016 Sun Bowl vs. Stanford) and the 2015 ACC Championship Game vs. Clemson. Scott’s 2016 unit was especially effective in the Red Zone, ranking 35th nationally allowing opponents to score only 79.6 percent of the time. His defensive line also helped UNC rank top 50 nationally in scoring defense (24.9 ppg).

In his first year at Carolina, Scott was part of a defensive staff that engineered the best turnaround in college football. Carolina was the nation’s most improved Power 5 defense, averaging 14.5 points fewer than the previous year, while also showing the most improvement from the previous year in pass defense efficiency. The Tar Heels led the ACC in interceptions, turnovers gained, turnover margin and passes defended en route to a record-setting 11-3 season and a berth in the ACC Championship Game and a No. 15 final ranking in both national polls.

Prior to moving to North Carolina, Scott served two years (2013-14) as defensive line coach at UT Martin, an FCS team in the Ohio Valley Conference. He also held positions as defensive line graduate assistant at Ole Miss (2012), assistant coach at Arkansas State (2010-11) and graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, Arkansas Tech (2008-09).

As a player at Arkansas Tech, Scott was a four-year letterman from 2003-07. He helped Tech to a 24-8 record from 2004-06, including a 10-2 overall mark and a national playoff appearance in 2004. Scott prepped at Crossett High School in his hometown of Crossett, Ark.

Scott earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Arkansas Tech in 2008. He also received his Master’s degree from Arkansas Tech in 2010. He is married to the former Sarah Fancher and the couple has a son, Julian Thomas Scott, born on May 22, 2017.

Todd Hartley

Todd Hartley

Tight ends

Todd Hartley, a University of Georgia graduate who has also been a full-time staff member with the Bulldog football program, was named tight ends coach on January 14, 2019.

Hartley, a native of Gray, Ga., served as the University of Miami’s Special Teams Coordinator and Tight Ends Coach from 2016-18.

During his tenure with the Hurricanes under head coach Mark Richt, Hartley coached tight end David Njoku before he was taken in the 2017 NFL Draft as the 29th overall pick and also guided tight end Christopher Herndon as he was drafted in the fourth round as the 107th overall pick in the 2018 draft. Njoku exploded for 698 receiving yards and eight scores during his final year with Miami.

Most recently, Hartley signed tight end Brevin Jordan, who was’s top ranked tight end in the 2018 class and No. 20 on the 2018 ESPN 300 list. Jordan finished his first season as an All-ACC Second Team selection after hauling in 32 passes for 287 yards and four touchdowns.

Also as Special Teams Coordinator for the Hurricanes, Hartley coached kicker Michael Badgley to All-ACC First Team honors. Badgley became Miami’s all-time leader in career field goals made and points scored during his final year in 2017.

In addition, punter Justin Vogel averaged a career-best 43.8 yards per punt, which ranked 21st nationally, under Hartley’s leadership while Braxton Berrios’ average of 11.3 yards per punt return were the 11th-most nationwide.
Hartley arrived in Miami after serving as Georgia’s Director of Player Personnel in 2015. Before his return to Georgia, Hartley spent four years at Marshall serving in a variety of roles including tight ends and safeties coach and recruiting coordinator from 2011-14.

In 2014 at Marshall, Hartley coached punter Tyler Williams to First Team All-Conference USA honors and tight end Eric Frohnapfel to C-USA and honorable mention All-Conference USA honors, making it the fourth straight year he coached at least one all-league student-athlete.

His Marshall punt unit tied for first in the league in average (43.23) and his kickoff return unit ranked second in the league with a 24.61-yard average. Kickoff return man Deandre Reaves totaled 931 return yards, breaking his school record of 924 from 2013. His extra-point/field goal unit set school records in extra points made (83) and kick points (133).

Prior to the season, his recruiting class was ranked as the best in Conference USA by various recruiting services by a wide margin and among the best within the Group of Five.

In 2013, Hartley mentored Gator Hoskins, a two-time John Mackey Award Watch List honoree who secured a spot on the award’s semifinalist list as a senior. A Third Team All-American and First Team All-Conference USA selection, Hoskins finished his career with 28 touchdowns on 99 receptions totaling 1,318 yards. The only player in Herd history to top Hoskins’ 28.3 percent touchdown-catches ratio was Randy Moss (31.5 percent on 168 receptions, 53 touchdown catches).

Hartley originally joined the Bulldogs as a student assistant at the end of the 2005 season and worked with the offense and special teams until the spring of 2008 while he was an undergraduate.

Georgia had an 11-win season and tallied three bowl victories during Hartley’s years working with the Bulldogs, including a Sugar Bowl win over Hawai'i in 2008. He was instrumental in preparation of the Georgia defense for the 2009 Independence Bowl at a time when only one full-time defensive assistant was on staff.

Hartley graduated from Georgia with a degree in health and physical education in May, 2008. He arrives back in Athens with his wife, Jessica, and four children: Tucker, Tenley, Teagan, and Tatum.

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