Jim Chaney

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach, Georgia Bulldogs

Jim Chaney is a seasoned coach with experience at Tennessee, Arkansas and more.

Chaney’s approaching 30 years of coaching experience and is entering his second season as the Razorbacks’ offensive coordinator under Bret Bielema. Prior to teaming up with Bielema, Chaney left the NFL after two years with the St. Louis Rams and spent four seasons at Tennessee where he helped Tyler Bray develop into one of the SEC’s top passers.

Prior to his NFL stint in 2008, Chaney worked as Purdue’s offensive coordinator for nearly a decade. He was Drew Brees’ top mentor during his time with the Boilermakers.

Coaching History Team Years
Offensive Coordinator Georgia Bulldogs 2016-Present
Offensive Coordinator Pittsburgh Panthers 2015-2015
Offensive Coordinator Arkansas Razorbacks 2013-2014
Interim Head Coach Tennessee Volunteers 2012
Offensive Coordinator Tennessee Volunteers 2009-2012
Tight Ends Coach St. Louis Rams 2008
Assistant Offensive Line Coach St. Louis Rams 2006-2007
Offensive Coordinator Purdue Boilermakers 1997-2005
Offensive Line Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Wyoming Cowboys 1995-1996
Graduate Assistant Wyoming Cowboys 1993-1994
Assistant Coach Cal State Fullerton Titans 1985-1992

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Nov 19, 2016; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs running back Nick Chubb (27) celebrates with quarterback Jacob Eason (10) after scoring a touchdown against the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 35-21. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
If everything goes according to plan, Georgia should be returning to Atlanta for the first time since its heartbreaking loss to Alabama in 2012.
Apr 16, 2016; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart coaches during the second half of the spring game at Sanford Stadium. The Black team defeated the Red team 34-14. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
The Bulldogs are going all out trying to flip a Peach State prospect from his Ohio State commitment.
Apr 16, 2016; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Jacob Eason (10) throws before the spring game at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
In the coming months, Jacob Eason will begin a learning process that former Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley remembers well.
Oct 9, 2016; Columbia, SC, USA;  Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart expresses his displeasure with his offense against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the second quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
There are plenty of reason's for optimism heading into 2017 for Georgia, but the coaching staff will have to sort through the talent and make some big decisions in the coming months to build the depth chart.
Dec 30, 2016; Memphis, TN, USA; Georgia Bulldogs players hold the liberty bowl trophy after the game against the TCU Horned Frogs  at Liberty Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
There are plenty of question marks surrounding the program right now, but things may appear a little hazier than they really are.
Sep 3, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs offensive cordinator Jim Chaney talks with quarterback Jacob Eason (10) on the sideline during the third quarter of the 2016 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Two big plays provide most of the Bulldogs' offensive production in the first two quarters vs. TCU.
Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason (10) during the Bulldogs' game against Nicholls at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. (Photo by John Paul Van Wert)
Now that he has 12 games under his belt, Jacob Eason is no longer a freshman. Not in the eyes of his coaches, not in the eyes of the media and not in the eyes of the Georgia fan base.
Nov 26, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA;  Pittsburgh Panthers offensive coordinator Matt Canada looks on during warm-ups before the Panthers host the Syracuse Orange at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 76-61. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
The reclamation project known as the LSU passing game is underway, as Matt Canada is the team's new offensive coordinator.
Dec 3, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin reacts during the fourth quarter of the SEC Championship college football game against the Florida Gators at Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
It's time to get offensive -- or at least, to rank the coordinators who tried to score points in 2016. Here's how the SEC offensive coordinators stacked up in 2016: worst to first.
Oct 9, 2016; Columbia, SC, USA;  Georgia Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart reacts to his offense against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the second quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
Kirby Smart wasn’t expected to take Georgia to the College Football Playoff in his first season as head coach, but 2016 was a bumpier ride than many had hoped for.