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Meet Kirby’s Coordinators

Kirby Smart
Kirby Smart, G-Day 2016
Photo: Greg Poole/Bulldawg Illustrated

 
 
Kirby Smart answers Vance Leavy’s question to give one word descriptions of each of his three coordinators.
 
 
DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR-
MEL TUCKER

 
 

Georgia Defensive Coordinator, Coach Mel Tucker - G-Day 2016 (Photo by Chris Collins)
Coach Mel Tucker – G-Day 2016
(Photo by Chris Collins)

“I would say PRESENCE … I love sitting in his meetings because he always has something extra; something you are not expecting to keep the kids’ attention … to make it.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TIGHT ENDS & SPECIAL TEAMS –
SHANE BEAMER

 
 

Georgia's Tight Ends and Special Teams Coordinator, Coach Shane Beamer - G-Day 2016 (Photo by Chris Collins)
Coach Shane Beamer – G-Day 2016
(Photo by Chris Collins)

“Very DETAILED & ORGANIZED. He does a good job of organizing our special teams and having energy for that.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR –
JIM CHANEY

 
 

Georgia Offensive Coordinator, Jim Chaney - G-Day 2016 (Photo by Chris Collins)
Coach Jim Chaney – G-Day 2016
(Photo by Chris Collins)

“Coach Chaney, I like to say EXPERIENCE. And they are all high-energy guys.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

“I’m becoming a better coach by sitting in those meetings, popping in on those guys,” says Coach Smart; “so number one, I can hold them accountable and number two, I can listen to what they are selling, so I can emphasize it to the players better.”

 
 

 
 


 
 
 
 

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