Wood, 35, has coached at Wofford for eight seasons, starting as a wide receivers coach, then safeties before being elevated to defensive coordinator this past season. With Wood as defensive coordinator, Wofford ranked second in the Southern Conference in total defense as the Terriers advanced to the FCS quarterfinals.
“I’m really excited about adding Shiel to our staff,” coach Paul Johnson said in a statement. “He comes from a great coaching pedigree at Wofford, where he enjoyed success under our new defensive coordinator, Nate Woody, and as a defensive coordinator himself this past season. I think his experience with coach Woody and as a defensive play-caller will be a great asset as we install our new defense here at Georgia Tech.”