Chad Lunsford Named Head Football Coach
Georgia Southern President Jaimie Hebert, Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein and the Georgia Southern Board of Regents announced on Nov. 27, 2017, the hiring of Chad Lunsford as its head football coach.
“This is just so humbling, and I’m honored to be able to take over as the head coach of Georgia Southern football,” Lunsford said. “I want to thank the Lord for this opportunity. I’m very blessed to be in this position because Georgia Southern is a very special place to my family and me. I’m looking forward to carrying on the great tradition of Eagle Football.”
The 2017 campaign marked the ninth season overall for Lunsford, who has worn many hats in his time in Statesboro. Lunsford was promoted from assistant head coach to interim head coach on Oct. 22, 2017, and his team showed marked improvement each week, culminating with a 52-0 win over South Alabama and a 34-24 win over Louisiana on the road.
In 2016, Lunsford was named a Broyles Award nominee, given to the nation’s top assistant coach, and on the recruiting side, he was named the Sun Belt Conference’s Best Recruiter in 2016 by Scout.
He and his wife, Tippy, have a son, Rhett, and two daughters, Sophie and Josie.