Georgia announces hire of former Pitt offensive coordinator Shawn Watson
Georgia recently added to Kirby Smart’s support staff in Athens by adding a coach with a lengthy coaching resume.
In an effort to bolster the offensive knowledge on staff, the school announced on Friday that former Pitt quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson has been added to the staff and is already hard at work in Athens. Watson will serve as an off-the-field analyst and has been given an offensive quality control title.
The previous two seasons, Watson served as Pitt offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Watson was available after being fired by Pat Narduzzi in early January. Before taking over the OC duties at Pitt, Watson was QB coach at Texas and offensive coordinator at Louisville, Nebraska and Colorado.
Following Watson’s hire in Athens, Smart provided the following comment:
“Shawn brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him after coaching the offensive side of the ball around the country during his career. He is an excellent addition to our staff and we are pleased to to have him in Athens already.”