The lone remaining member of former coach Chan Gailey’s staff, Georgia Tech secondary coach Charles Kelly is in his seventh year at Tech. It is a fitting destination, in a way. His grandfather was a big fan of Bobby Dodd. His father, a high school coach, attended coaching clinics at Tech (among other places).
In the second “10 things” installment, read up on Kelly.
1. Kelly knew from a young age he wanted to get into coaching due to his father’s influence. (I know that Al Groh and Brian Bohannon’s fathers, and possibly others on the staff, were also high school coaches.) Kelly said he dreamed more about coaching than he did playing in the NFL.
“I knew in college,” said Kelly, who walked on at Auburn. “I was around guys that I knew were going to play at that level but that wasn’t for me. But I learned as much about the game as I could.”
Kelly graduated in 1990. Among his teammates were wide receiver Lawyer Tillman, defensive tackle Tracy Rocker and linebacker Aundray Bruce,