Georgia football is moving to a new position: recruiting coordinator.
Georgia athletic director Jim McClain announced Friday that he will be leaving his post after two years as the school’s recruiting coordinator after an 11-year run that has seen Georgia graduate nearly 1,400 players to the NFL.
In a statement, McClain said, “I am leaving my position with the Georgia football program and am excited to be working with new coaches in the next two years.
Georgia has been an outstanding institution and I want to thank all of our coaches, players and staff for their incredible support.
I wish everyone at Georgia the very best of luck in the future.”
Georgia athletics director Kirby Hocutt, who had previously been in charge of recruiting for Georgia, said in a statement that McClain “has proven to be a valued colleague and an outstanding person.
I thank him for his service to Georgia and wish him all the best as he moves forward.”
The departure of McClain comes after four years at Georgia, where McClain has overseen the schools recruitment and hiring of more than 1,500 players, including players from more than 30 states.
The move comes after McClain led Georgia to the programs first 10-win season in its history in 2017 and guided the Bulldogs to an SEC East title and an appearance in the College Football Playoff.
In 2018, Georgia finished in the top five in the AP poll, including the No. 1 spot in the final AP rankings.