Georgia Tech football coach Paul Johnson was born Aug. 20, 1957, in Newland, North Carolina. Johnson was hired and introduced Dec. 7, 2007 as Tech's 12th football coach, beginning with John Heisman in 1904. Tech defeated Jacksonville State 41-14 on Aug. 28, 2008, in Johnson's debut as Yellow Jackets coach. Johnson's Georgia Southern teams won Division I-AA (now FCS) national championships in 1999 and 2000. Johnson coached six seasons at Navy and was 43-19 over the final five, after a 2-10 first season. Jo

Georgia Tech stories you may have missed this week

Catch up on this week’s coverage of Georgia Tech’s preparations for the 2018 season.

Columnist Michael Cunningham provides his analysis of Georgia Tech’s defense under new defensive coordinator Nate Woody.

Tech players explain how they believe Nate Woody’s scheme and the culture he has helped create will enable them to play faster and with more effort.

Georgia Tech rescheduled the canceled 2017 game against UCF for 2022. More details about the matchup.

Senior wide receiver Brad Stewart has reason to believe the passing game will be better this season.

Season-ending surgery for quarterback Lucas Johnson has provided an opening for redshirt freshman quarterback Tobias Oliver. Linebacker and captain Brant Mitchell gave his thoughts on both teammates.

Paul Johnson addressed some of his concerns on the depth chart as the season approaches.

Offensive tackle Will Bryan told the story of why his beard is so full and also why he’s glad to be playing tackle.

After a gruesome thumb injury – which he explained in great detail – linebacker David Curry is in position to win one of the starting jobs.

Guard Parker Braun did not hold back in explaining why the team’s Russell Athletic gear was so deficient.

For a team whose 2017 season was defined by its inability to finish games and hold leads, the drive to push through the heat and practice with focus takes on extra meaning.

Other Georgia Tech stories from this month:

9 things to know about Georgia Tech’s new uniforms

Lucas Johnson suffers injury in Georgia Tech’s first scrimmage

Todd Stansbury leads change to Georgia Tech’s new substance-abuse policy

After hard fall, Dedrick Mills pledges a comeback

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