Brent Key

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Brent Key
Brent Key April 2019.jpg
Key in 2019
Current position
TitleAssociate Head Coach/Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach
TeamGeorgia Tech
Annual salary$490,000[1]
Biographical details
Born (1978-08-01) August 1, 1978 (age 41)
Birmingham, AL
Alma materHewitt-Trussville
Playing career
1997–2000Georgia Tech
Position(s)Right Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2001–2002Georgia Tech (GA)
2004Western Carolina (TE/RB)
2005UCF (GA/OL)
2006-2008UCF (TE/RC)
2008UCF (ST)
2009-2015UCF (OL/RC)
2012-2015UCF (AHC)
2014-2015UCF (OC)
2016-2019Alabama (OL)
2019-presentGeorgia Tech (AHC/OL/RGC)
Accomplishments and honors
1 National Champions (2018)
1 ACC Champions (1998)
2 C-USA Champions (2007, 2010)
4 C-USA East Division Titles (2005, 2007, 2010, 2012)
1 AAC Champions (2013)
2 SEC Champions (2016, 2018)
3 Broyles Award Nominee

Brent Key (born August 1, 1978) is an American college football coach and former player. Key is currently the Associate Head Coach and Run Game Coordinator along with coaching the Offensive Line at his alma mater, Georgia Tech.

Key is widely regarded as one of the top assistant coaches in the country. While as an assistant at UCF, Key was selected to be the heir apparent to George O'Leary following his retirement.[2] Following the 2013 season in which UCF won the Fiesta Bowl, Key reportedly declined the head coaching job at UAB to remain with the Knights.[3]

Prior to being hired at Georgia Tech, Key was the Offensive Line Coach at Alabama for 3 seasons. Key was hired at Alabama on February 15, 2016, replacing Mario Cristobal, who remained on staff as tight ends coach. [4]

Before his time at Alabama, Key was the offensive coordinator, assistant head coach, offensive line coach, and recruiting coordinator for the UCF Knights.[5] Key played under former UCF head coach George O'Leary at Georgia Tech, where he later served as a graduate assistant before joining O'Leary at UCF.[6] Key served as UCF's recruiting coordinator beginning in 2007 along with being UCF's Offensive Line Coach. After the 2012 season, Key was promoted to assistant head coach and then to offensive coordinator following the 2013 season.

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  1. ^ Brent Key. 247Sports. Date May 12, 2014.
  2. ^ UCF Football's Key a Nominee for the Broyles Assistant Coach Award. Archived August 11, 2014, at the Wayback Machine UCF Athletics Association. Date November 21, 2012.
  3. ^ Sources: UCF's O'Leary strongly considering stepping down in 2014. FOX Sports. Date August 9, 2014.
  4. ^ "Why Nick Saban shook up his staff to hire Brent Key".
  5. ^ Brent Key. Archived August 11, 2014, at the Wayback Machine UCF Athletics Association.
  6. ^ Brent Key. Georgia Tech Athletics Association.

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