Brian Bohannon inducted into Griffin-Spalding Hall of Fame
Owls' head coach joins his father in their hometown's hall of fame
KENNESAW, Ga. (May 17, 2016) — Kennesaw State head football coach Brian Bohannon was inducted Saturday into the Griffin-Spalding Athletic Hall of Fame. The Owls' second-year coach joined five others in the 2016 induction class.
A native of Griffin and a standout on the gridiron for Griffin High School in the
1980s, Bohannon later starred as a wide receiver at the University of Georgia. He
played his high school football for a coaching legend, his father, Lloyd, who was
enshrined to the Griffin-Spalding Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.
"This is an honor for me to be inducted to the Griffin-Spalding Hall of Fame, and truly special to join my father," said Bohannon. "I grew up here and have enjoyed so many great memories. Griffin will always hold a special place for me and my family. I thank the committee and congratulate all of the other deserving inductees."
The 2016 Griffin-Spalding Hall of Fame class also includes Susan Wilder (Special Olympics), Carlton English (baseball), Patricia-Anne Upson (soccer), Homer Gibbins (boxing) and Monty Roberts (football/track).
Bohannon took the reins of the upstart KSU football program in 2013, coming to The Nest with 17 years of college football coaching experience. He began his career as an assistant at Gardner-Webb, spent five years on the staff at Georgia Southern, six at Navy and five at Georgia Tech.
The Owls went 6-5 in their inaugural season under Bohannon, including a 5-1 record at Fifth Third Bank Stadium, which was sold out for all six home games.
Kennesaw State opens its 2016 campaign on September 3 against East Tennessee State at home.
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