Joe Hamilton Returning to Georgia Tech


When Joe Hamilton resigned his post as Georgia Tech football’s assistant director of player personnel in May 2008 following a DUI arrest, head coach Paul Johnson offered “any support [Joe] requires in the coming weeks and into the future” while also mentioning that “Joe will always be a part of the Yellow Jacket family.”

On Friday, those words rang true when Hamilton — who won the 1999 Davey O’Brien Award and finished as runner-up to Ron Dayne for the ’99 Heisman Trophy as a senior All-American with the Yellow Jackets — returned to his alma mater on Friday as a football recruiting assistant.

“Joe is one of the all-time greats at Georgia Tech,” Johnson said in a school press release. “We are excited to have some of our former players back, working at a place they love.”

After his resignation five years ago this month, Hamilton remained in Atlanta and eventually joined forces with former Tech player and coach Bill Curry to help build the program at Georgia State. Hamilton served as the Panthers’ running backs coach during the 2012 season. Joe Hamilton profile

[Georgia Tech Athletics]

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