Per Ken Sugiura of the AJC, Georgia Tech has filled out its staff with the hire of Wofford’s Jerome Riase as the new defensive line coach.
Riase comes along with his former defensive coordinator Shiel Wood, who was announced as the new safeties coach earlier this month. With the hire of Riase, here is how the staff shakes out.
2018 Georgia Tech Coaching Staff
|Paul Johnson||Head Coach|
|Nate Woody||Defensive Coordinator/Outside Linebackers|
|Craig Candeto||Quarterbacks/B-backs Coach|
|Andy McCollum||Inside Linebacker/Recruiting Coordinator|
|Lamar Owens||A-backs/Special Teams Coordinator|
|Al Preston||Wide Receivers Coach|
|Jermoe Riase||Defensive Line Coach|
|Mike Sewak||Offensive Line Coach|
|Joe Speed||Cornerbacks Coach|
|Ron West||Co-Offensive Line Coach|
|Shiel Wood||Safeties Coach/Assistant on Special Teams|
Riase has been the defensive line coach at Wofford since January 2014 and also added the title of defensive run game coordinator in his tenure. From his bio on Wofford’s website, these couple paragraphs stood out to me:
In addition to working with the defensive line, he recruits in northeast Ohio (Cleveland), south Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, and the metro Washington, D.C. area, including Virginia and Maryland. He also serves as the liaison with NFL scouts.
During his first four seasons on staff, he has developed six All-Southern Conference defensive linemen. The team has led the Southern Conference in rushing defense all four seasons.
With the connections he has built, both in these high schools as well as with NFL scouts, Riase could prove to be an invaluable asset to the recruiting staff. His success against the run and in developing defensive linemen bodes very well for the Georgia Tech defense.
Welcome to the flats Coach Riase!