PHILADELPHIA (FOX 29) - Temple University will be looking for a new football coach again this offseason after head coach Geoff Collins informed the team he would become the new Georgia Tech head coach.
Collins served as the Owls’ head coach for two seasons, helping to lead them to back-to-back bowl games and an eight-win season in 2018.
“We wish Geoff, Jennifer and Astrid all the best in Atlanta and we thank them for their service to Temple University,” Temple’s Director of Athletics Dr. Patrick Kraft said in a statement.
“While it is always difficult to lose a head coach, it is a testament to what we have built at Temple through our students, our fans, our alumni and our donors that we can continue to have success. We have a world-class university, strong support staff, excellent facilities, passionate supporters and a very healthy culture and I am confident that there will be great interest in our job yet again,” Kraft added.
Assistant head coach Ed Foley will serve as the interim head coach following Collin’s departure and will coach the team in the Impendence Bowl where they will take on Duke.
Foley previously served as the interim head coach in a bowl game following the departure of former head coach Matt Rhule, who had left to take the head coaching job at Baylor.