Georgia Tech named John Sisk its new director of player development Tuesday. Sisk, who was hired from Furman, will oversee strength and conditioning for all of Tech’s athletes and will work directly with the football team.
Sisk replaces Neal Peduzzi, who left Tech to train special forces (Green Berets) in the Army. Peduzzi had been at Tech eight years, the last two as player development director.
“This position is very important to our overall success and I have confidence that John will do a great job,” coach Paul Johnson said in a statement.
Sisk served one year at Furman after working 2001-2010 at Vanderbilt.
Peduzzi said the opportunity to work with the 7th Special Forces Group, based out of Eglin Air Force Base in northwest Florida, was hard to pass up.
“That was really it, just the opportunity to do something different, try something new and working with this population was something that really intrigued me,” Peduzzi said.
Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog