Georgia promotes James Coley to offensive coordinator after Jim Chaney's departure

Annette Crawford
January 14, 2019

He came to Georgia in 2016 as wide receiver's coach and a year ago was promoted to co-offensive coordinator and quarterback's coach. However, now with Chaney having abruptly left to Tennessee earlier this week, Coley has been given the nod to take over the role all by himself.

Coley was named Co-Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at Georgia in 2018 after two seasons coaching the Bulldogs' wide receivers.

Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart made the announcement Friday.


"James has been an critical part of our staff since we came to Georgia", said Smart.

In a statement, Smart lauded Coley's experience and how he will "transition easily into his new role". Coley served as co-offensive coordinator this past season, handling the quarterbacks while Chaney called plays and worked with the tight ends. Under his leadership, sophomore quarterback Jake Fromm threw for 2,749 yards, and finished second in the SEC with 30 touchdowns and a 171.22 passer rating. Coley served as co-offensive coordinator this past season.

Coley, a Florida State alum, began his college coaching career at LSU, with stops in the Miami Dolphins organization, at Florida International, with the Seminoles, and the Miami Hurricanes.

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