Glenn Schumann
Current position
TitleDefensive Coordinator
Biographical details
Born (1990-03-29) March 29, 1990 (age 34)
Valdosta, Georgia, U.S.
Alma materAlabama (2011)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2008–2011Alabama (SA)
2011–2014Alabama (GA)
2016–2018Georgia (ILB)
2019–2021Georgia (co-DC/ILB)
2022–presentGeorgia (DC/ILB)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2014–2015Alabama (dir. football pps)
Accomplishments and honors
  • 6 National (2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2021, 2022)

Glenn Schumann (born March 29, 1990) is an American football coach who is currently the defensive coordinator for the Georgia Bulldogs.[1]

Early life

Schumann was born on March 29, 1990, to Eric Schumann, a former college football coach and player, and Sherry Schumann, a college athletic director in Valdosta, Georgia.[2] During his childhood, he moved all over the country because of his father's coaching stops at different places. He played both football and basketball at McKinney Boyd High School, where he lettered in both sports.[3] He was part of McKinney Boyd's first ever graduating class.[4]

Coaching career


Unlike most collegiate coaches, Schumann did not play college football. Instead, after graduating high school in Texas, Schumann enrolled at Alabama to be a student assistant under legendary coach Nick Saban in 2008. Reflecting on his time as a student assistant, he said that being a student assistant was, “doing anything that was asked of me.”[5] He graduated from Alabama in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in arts and earned a master's in sports management in 2013.[6]

He served as a student assistant from 2008 to 2011, when he graduated. During his time as a student assistant, Alabama won one SEC Championship and one National Championship. After he graduated, he became a graduate assistant under Saban. During his time as an on-field assistant, he worked closely with Saban and defensive coordinator Kirby Smart in installing the defensive gameplan every week. [7] He worked with the outside linebackers during the early part of his stint and switched to working with the secondary for the latter part of his tenure as graduate assistant.[8]

In 2014, he became the director of football operations. His responsibilities at this position included off-the-field activities, player development, helping student-athletes balance athletics and academics, and organizing recruiting efforts.[citation needed]


When Kirby Smart was hired away from Alabama to become the head coach at Georgia, he made Schumann his first coaching hire. Speaking about the relationship between Smart and Schumann at Alabama, Smart said Schumann “was my right-hand for four or five years over there.”[9] He was hired as the inside linebackers coach there. This hire also made him the youngest on-field coaching assistant in the SEC. When Roquan Smith, an inside linebacker for Providence at the time, asked Alabama players about Schumann, the Alabama players, “were talking about how much of a guru he was,” Smith said. “Then when I met him and was watching film with him, I was like, ‘Wow, this guy is really that.’”[10]

Schumann coached the aforementioned Smith to winning the Butkus Award, which goes to the nation's best linebacker in 2017. Also in 2017, Georgia won their first SEC Championship since 2005 and advanced to the National Championship, only to lose to his former boss, Nick Saban, and Alabama.[3]

Prior to the 2019 season, defensive coordinator Mel Tucker left to become the head coach at Colorado, so Smart promoted Schumann and outside linebackers coach Dan Lanning to co-defensive coordinators.[11] Georgia's defense in 2019 had the best team defense in the nation, allowing only 12.6 points per game and 276 yards per game.[12] He was part of the Bulldogs' coaching staff that won the National Championship over Alabama in the 2021 season.[13] He won his second championship with Georgia, and sixth overall, when they defeated TCU in the National Championship.[14]

In February 2023, Schumann interviewed for the Philadelphia Eagles' defensive coordinator job.[15] He ultimately decided to remain at Georgia.[16]

Personal life

Schumann and his wife Lauren were married in the summer of 2015. They had a son in September 2019.[3]


  1. ^ Weiszer, Marc (January 3, 2018). "UGA ILB coach Glenn Schumann 'a part of the process' with both Crimson Tide and Bulldogs". Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved January 5, 2024.
  2. ^ Poole, Greg (August 11, 2020). "Top Dawgs: Glenn Schumann". Bulldawg Illustrated. Retrieved January 5, 2024.
  3. ^ a b c "Glenn Schumann- Football Coach - University of Georgia". Georgia Bulldogs Athletics. Retrieved January 5, 2024.
  4. ^ Gosling, Paul (June 6, 2008). "How far we've come: A night of firsts for McKinney Boyd". Star Local Media. Retrieved January 5, 2024.
  5. ^ Emerson, Seth (January 7, 2018). "From Alabama to Georgia: The Glenn Schumann experience". DawgNation. Retrieved January 5, 2024.
  6. ^ Weiszer, Marc (January 4, 2018). "He's young, but Georgia's Schumann knows his stuff". Tuscaloosa News. Retrieved January 5, 2024.
  7. ^ Tatty, John (January 8, 2018). "Former Alabama defensive guru now helping Kirby Smart at Georgia". Retrieved January 5, 2024.
  8. ^ Rowe, Jake (April 7, 2016). "Georgia's Glenn Schumann is SEC's youngest on-field assistant". 247 Sports. Archived from the original on November 12, 2020. Retrieved January 5, 2024.
  9. ^ Weiszer, Marc (February 15, 2019). "Lanning promoted to Georgia football defensive coordinator, Schumann co-coordinator". Savannah Morning News. Retrieved January 5, 2024.
  10. ^ Butt, Jason (January 26, 2018). "While Georgia's Glenn Schumann is only 27 years old, players consider him a football 'guru'". Ledger-Enqiuer. Retrieved January 5, 2024.
  11. ^ Towers, Chip (February 15, 2019). "BREAKING: Dan Lanning, Glenn Schumann each get coordinator titles as Georgia reveals staff roles". Dawg Nation. Retrieved January 5, 2024.
  12. ^ "2019 College Football Team Defense". College Football at Retrieved January 5, 2024.
  13. ^ Blinder, Alan (January 10, 2022). "How Georgia Beat Alabama to Win College Football's National Championship". The New York Times. Retrieved February 27, 2023.
  14. ^ Witz, Billy (January 9, 2023). "How Georgia Romped Past T.C.U. For a Second Straight Title". The New York Times. Retrieved February 27, 2023.
  15. ^ Tolentino, Josh (February 22, 2023). "Eagles reportedly interview Georgia aide Glenn Schumann for defensive coordinator's job". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved August 23, 2023.
  16. ^ Frank, Reuben (February 27, 2023). "Another candidate for Eagles' DC job withdraws". NBC Sports Philadelphia. Retrieved January 5, 2024.