Reports: Georgia State to name Dell McGee its football coach

League: NCAA Football

Posted on: 23 Feb, 2024 at 05:09 PM

Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia State is expected to name Dell McGee as its head football coach, multiple outlets reported Friday.

McGee, 50, has been on Kirby Smart's staff at Georgia since 2016, coaching the running backs and also serving as assistant head coach and run game coordinator. In that span, the Bulldogs won two College Football Playoff championships.

He will replace Shawn Elliott, who resigned immediately on Feb. 15 to accept the job as tight ends coach at South Carolina. At the time, Georgia State halted practice and postponed the team's spring game.

McGee is a Georgia native and played defensive back at Auburn (1992-95). The Cardinals selected him in the fifth round of the 1996 draft, and he had a brief NFL career with Arizona and the Detroit Lions and also played in NFL Europe, the Arena Football League and the XFL.

His previous coaching stops include Georgia Southern.

--Field Level Media