Georgia Tech has hired another former Yellow Jackets player to its staff, former defensive lineman Rod Rook-Chungong. He began work recently as a staff assistant. Rook-Chungong, who started 27 games and graduated at the end of the 2016 season, will assist the defensive coaching staff with game-plan coordination and scouting.
After graduation, Rook-Chungong took a sales job with Mondelez (formerly Kraft Foods), but later chose to pursue a career in football. He adds to Tech’s personnel that supports the coaching staff and team in areas such as recruiting and scouting. It has been a priority of coach Paul Johnson, as Tech tries to catch up with the increase of staff across the ACC and other power conferences.
Rook-Chungong is one of five former Jackets players on the staff whom Johnson has hired. The other four are Thomas Balkcom (associate director of player personnel), Kevin Cone (assistant director of football operations), Errin Joe (graduate assistant) and Tevin Washington (associate director of player personnel). All but Balkcom played for Johnson.
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