Owens hired as A-backs coach

Lamar Owens has been promoted to coach Georgia Tech’s A-backs in the second hire for the school today.

Owens, who was a graduate assistant at Tech the past two seasons, played quarterback  for Johnson at Navy.

“Lamar has a vast knowledge of the offense, having played quarterback for us at Navy and having been on the staff the last two years,” Johnson said in statement on Tech’s website, ramblinwreck.com. “I am confident Lamar will do an outstanding job for us and that he is ready for this role.”

Owens is a native of Savannah.

“I appreciate the confidence coach Johnson has shown in me and this tremendous opportunity,” Owens said in a statement on ramblinwreck.com. “Coach Johnson is building something special here at Tech and I’m fortunate to be a part of it.”

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January 15th, 2010
1:32 pm


January 15th, 2010
1:39 pm


January 15th, 2010
1:39 pm

Not much more to say except, Glad to have Owens as part of our team at Tech.


January 15th, 2010
1:39 pm

Great! Now we know who will take over play calling in a few years.

Staff intact for big recruiting period. Couldn’t be better.

Every successful NFL running back

January 15th, 2010
2:03 pm

What is an “A” back?


January 15th, 2010
2:08 pm

Go Jackets!!

Stranded in NYC

January 15th, 2010
2:12 pm

LOL. I don’t think that High School RBs with NFL aspirations are going to think twice about assuming the A-Back position at Tech. I actually think that it will help them because they will get the chance to shine in a “limited” role before we promote one to the B-Back position the following year. It’s a great way to smooth out the learning curve.

Other than that, I, too, am glad that we promoted from within. Coach Paul Johnson must really like this guy if he has allowed him to stick around for so long. I expect great things to come from this.


January 15th, 2010
2:15 pm

Good for Lamar…Doug, any mention of who will be the special teams coordinator?


January 15th, 2010
2:25 pm

Welcome aboard Mr. Owens.

Hey, you don’t know anything about basketball by chance do you?

Just thinking……………………..


January 15th, 2010
4:10 pm

To answer the question…an A back is a helluva lot better than a B back and certainly far superior to a C back. At UGA to achieve this status you have to be atleast diagnosed with a learning disability (see Hershel) or be able to pass the finals of Harrick, Jr. Pretty low standards by most other facilities of higher learning (DO NOT SEE Florida State!!!).

"And the truth shall set you free...."

January 16th, 2010
9:03 am

Congrats Lamar,,good call CPJ..the Cadets in Savannah are proud of you

Stinger Envy

January 16th, 2010
4:30 pm


When does Baseball season start?