Brian Bohannon
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamKennesaw State
ConferenceBig South
Biographical details
Born (1970-12-17) December 17, 1970 (age 50)
Macon, Georgia
Playing career
Position(s)Wide receiver
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1994–1995West Georgia (AC)
1996Gardner–Webb (WR)
1997–1999Georgia Southern (WR)
2000–2001Georgia Southern (DB)
2002–2007Navy (WR)
2008–2012Georgia Tech (QB/B-backs)
2013–presentKennesaw State
Head coaching record
Bowls4–3 (NCAA D-I playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
2 Big South (2017–2018)
Big South Coach of the Year (2017–2018)[1][2]
AFCA FCS Reg. 2 Coach of the Year (2017)[3] AFCA FCS National Coach of the Year (2017)[4]

Brian Bohannon (born February 20, 1971) is the head football coach at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.


On March 24, 2013, Bohannon was introduced as the first head coach of the Owls football team that started play as a member of the Big South Conference in the 2015 season.[5][6] Prior to his time at Kennesaw State, Bohannon served as an assistant coach under Paul Johnson at Georgia Southern, Navy and Georgia Tech.[6]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs STATS# FCS°
Kennesaw State Owls (Big South Conference) (2013–present)
2015 Kennesaw State 6–5 2–4 T–5th
2016 Kennesaw State 8–3 3–2 T–3rd
2017 Kennesaw State 12–2 5–0 1st L NCAA Division I Quarterfinal 8 9
2018 Kennesaw State 11–2 5–0 1st L NCAA Division I Quarterfinal 5 5
2019 Kennesaw State 11–3 5–1 2nd L NCAA Division I Second Round 13 8
2020 Kennesaw State 4–1 2–1 2nd 17 15
2021 Kennesaw State 8–1 5–0
Kennesaw State: 60–17 27–8
Total: 60–17
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ "Big South Announces 2017 Football Annual Awards".
  2. ^ "Big South Announces 2018 Football Annual Awards".
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-12-06. Retrieved 2017-12-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Bednarowski, John. "Kennesaw State's Brian Bohannon voted FCS Coach of the Year by AFCA".
  5. ^ Parker, Wendy (May 7, 2013). "KSU coach Brian Bohannon 'Here for the long haul'". Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Kennesaw State names Brian Bohannon first head football coach". March 24, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2014.