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Technical Tidbits 7/1: Tech Makes Big Jump In Directors’ Cup Standings

Tech athletics’ 66th place ranking is a big improvement from last year’s finish.

NCAA Football: Clemson at Georgia Tech Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

What a difference a year can make. Georgia Tech athletics finished the 2018-19 Directors’ Cup standings with a 66th place ranking. This is a huge improvement from its 121st place ranking last year. What an accomplishment for Georgia Tech athletics. This is a significant improvement from last year.

Nine of Tech’s 17 teams participated in postseason play this past season.The Learfield IMG Directors’ Cup was founded by the National Association for Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today in 1993-94. Points are rewarded based on postseason participation. It’s a great gauge at the quality and well-roundedness of a school’s athletic department. Congratulations to athletic director Todd Stansbury, Georgia Tech athletics, all of the coaching staffs, and especially all of the Yellow Jacket student-athletes for a fine year.

I found this to be an interesting Tidbit to include for today. It’s something that must be on every Tech fan’s mind.59 days from today, to open its 2019 football season, just how will the Yellow Jackets fare against Clemson?

It will be their first game and the official start of the Geoff Collins era. Sports Illustrated’s Joan Niesen seems to think the Yellow Jackets might have a chance to play spoiler. There’s a lot of uncertainty surrounding this team, given Collins and his coaching staff will have to work out the wrinkles of adapting a recruiting class built for a triple-option system to that of the new offensive system. This might actually work to their advantage. And as we all have probably imagined by now, it will make for a very intriguing season opener.

Georgia Tech’s softball team’s head coach Aileen Morales announced the addition of a new staff member. Former Alabama softball standout Caroline Hardy is the newest member of the coaching staff. She brings experience as a player and a coach. This includes a trip to the 2019 Women’s College World Series as a player. And she’s a strong academic, having spent multiple seasons as an SEC honor roll student. She should fit in well at Tech. Welcome to The Flats.