ATHENS — Georgia football assistant coach Glenn Schumann has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator, his annual salary now worth more than half-million dollars.
All before his 30th birthday.
The 28-year-old Schumann has quickly established himself as one of the top recruiters in the nation. Schumann is in-part responsible for four of the five 5-stars the Bulldogs signed in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports.
Dan Lanning, at 32 years old, got the nod to become the Georgia defensive coordinator with no “co-” in his title.
Head coach Kirby Smart oversees the defense each week and is very much involved in all facets of game-planning.
Smart’s decision to promote from within suggests Georgia isn’t looking to change up too many things after Mel Tucker’s departure from the coordinator role.
Tucker vacated the UGA defensive coordinator and secondary coach position on Dec. 5 to become Colorado head coach.
Smart hired Charlton Warren away from Florida to become the Bulldogs secondary coach on Jan. 19.
Warren is the only new face in the defensive meeting room. Warren’s experiences working for defensive gurus Bob Shoop and Bo Pelini could provide new concepts.
Schumann, 28, was considered a favorite for a co-defensive coordinator role from the onset, and on Friday his salary nearly doubled.
Schumann went from making $325,000 to $550,000 a year.
Schumann was Smart’s first hire when the Georgia head coach took over in Athens before the 2016 season.
It was Schumann’s first on-field assistant coach position as a college coach.
Schumann served as Alabama’s director of player development and player personnel the previous two seasons.
Prior to that, Schumann was an undergraduate analyst (2008-Dec. 2011) and then graduate assistant (Dec. 2011-Feb. 2014).
Schumann’s relative youth at the position is offset by his experience working with Smart at Alabama and Georgia, along with the fact he hails from a football family.
Eric Schumann, Glen’s father, was a safety at Alabama in the 1970s and then coached 20 years of college football. His stops included Alabama-Birmingham, Tulane, SMU, East Tennessee State, Valdosta State, Livingston, New Mexico and Troy.
Jack Haskin, Glenn Schumann’s grandfather, is a member of the Florida State Hall of Fame after playing on the fist-ever Seminoles’ football team.
As if that weren’t enough, Schumann’s mother — Dr. Sherry Schumann — is a former collegiate coach and athletic director, according to the Georgia football media guide.
Glenn Schumann graduated from McKinney Boyd High School in McKinney, Texas, lettering in football and basketball.
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