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Technical Tidbits 5/30: Jackets’ Football Coaches Raking It In, Sort Of

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Salaries of Coach Geoff Collins’ 10 assistant coaches revealed through open-records request.

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The AJC reported details regarding the salaries of Coach Geoff Collins’ 10 assistant coaches. Here’s some interesting takeaways from the report:

  • The 10 salaries combined tally to $3,205,000 — Collins himself earns $3 million
  • Brent Key is the highest paid assistant with a salary of $600,000
  • Among 2018 power-conference teams’ salary pools, Tech’s $2.8 million was the lowest

Athletic director Todd Stansbury has given Collins a lot of freedom to decide how to best use the salary pool. With recruitment being a key factor to how the football program improves over the next few years, this likely means more money is going into recruiting efforts (which translates to non-coaching positions).

Okay, Yellow Jacket fans, here’s your chance to put on your coaching hat. If you were in charge of Tech’s coaching and recruiting budget, how would you manage nearly $3.2 million dollars? Let us know what you think.

Former Yellow Jacket baseball player Derek Dietrich continues to have a career season in the majors. On Tuesday night he blasted three home-runs to bring his season total to 17. To put it into context, Dietrich has never hit more than 16 home-runs in a season since being drafted in 2010. And we’re barely one-third of the way into this season.

Here’s a look at his third home-run from Tuesday night’s game:

Dietrich spent the last six seasons with the Miami Marlins before being traded to the Cincinnati Reds. For all the fuss about his hitting, Dietrich seems to be a capable defender as well:

Tickets to see your No. 3 National Seed Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are selling fast. The Yellow Jackets host Florida A&M on Friday, May 31. The first pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. If you can’t make it in person, the game will be televised on ESPN3.

Yellow Jacket fans, what are your predictions for the final score?