Georgia Tech filled out its football coaching staff with the hiring on Joe Speed today. He will coach inside linebackers.
Speed has spent the past four seasons at Navy, where he coached the secondary. Overall, Speed has spent eight seasons as a coach in Annapolis, which was broken up by a two-year stint as football coach and athletics director at the Naval Prep Academy in Newport, R.I. Speed graduated from Annapolis in 1996, and joined the Marines as a commissioned Second Lieutenant. Speed played safety at Navy for four seasons, with 260 tackles and five interceptions.
The linebackers job opened when Brian Jean-Mary accepted a position at Louisville.
“Joe worked six years with me at Navy and I saw first-hand what a good football coach he is,” Tech coach Paul Johnson said in a statement. “He will do a great job for us, on the field and off, and he will be a great representative of Georgia Tech.”
Speed joins defensive coordinator Al Groh, defensive line coach Andy McCollum and A-backs coach Lamar Owens as new assistant coaches on the staff of the defending ACC champs.