Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins as he announces the hire of Alabama offensive line coach and Tech grad Brent Key Friday, January 10, 2019. (AJC photo by Ken Sugiura

Geoff Collins adds four to support staff

Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins has added four staff members, all with titles that did not exist on coach Paul Johnson’s staff. Collins brought all four – football research and analytics coordinator Pat Boyle, analysts Joe Battaglia (offense) and Ronell Williams (defense) and brand manager Santino Stancato  – with him from Temple.

The hirings were announced Friday and completed Collins’ support staff.

Boyle held the title of strategic specialist at Temple for the past two seasons. A former offensive lineman at Temple (2008-11), Boyle will collect and analyze data to assist in game planning, in-game strategy and recruiting. He holds a master’s degree in sports business from Temple.

Battaglia was a student assistant and then an analyst for Tech offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude when he held the same position at Coastal Carolina, then went with Patenaude to Temple, where he was a graduate assistant with the offense.

Williams played collegiately at West Chester 2011-14, coached at Widener and then was hired at Temple as a graduate assistant in 2017 and promoted to analyst in 2018.

Stancato came to Temple in 2017 as a digital-content coordinator and then became assistant director of operations and creative coordinator for the football team in 2018. Collins said at a recent news conference that he and Stancato “are connected at the hip most days” and that Stancato is “as creative as they come.”

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