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Former QB Ellington joins Georgia State coaching staff

Georgia State Panthers quarterback Dan Ellington (13) looks to pass during the Sept. 7 game against Furman. (Branden Camp/Special)
Georgia State Panthers quarterback Dan Ellington (13) looks to pass during the Sept. 7 game against Furman. (Branden Camp/Special)

Dan Ellington, the quarterback of the signature moment in Georgia State football history, has joined coach Shawn Elliott’s staff as an offensive assistant.

Ellington had three touchdowns in Georgia State’s 38-30 victory at Tennessee in the 2019 season opener, and later played the last four games of the season with a torn ACL in his right knee. The two-time All-Sun Belt selection finished among school leaders in several offensive categories, including completion percentage and passing yards.

“I’ve known that I wanted to coach since ninth grade,” said Ellington, who earned his degree in education last week. “I really appreciate Coach Elliott for this opportunity, and I'm excited to learn from the great coaches that we have on the staff.”

Ellington will serve as an offensive assistant coach and work with several positions, primarily with the running backs while also spending time with the quarterbacks and receivers.

“What a thrill it is for this young man to earn this opportunity,” Elliott said. “It's not given; he definitely earned it because of what he's done for our University and what he will do in the future. What he did for our football program and everything that he stood for in his two years as a student-athlete was amazing.”