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Georgia Tech promotes Brent Key to permanent head coach

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Georgia Tech promoted interim head coach Brent Key to permanent head coach, the school announced Tuesday.

"There was strong interest from across the country to be the next head coach at Georgia Tech, and we conducted an exhaustive national search," athletic director J Batt said in a statement. "At the beginning and end of the search, it was clear that the best choice for Georgia Tech is Brent Key."

Key, a Georgia Tech alumnus, led the Yellow Jackets to a 4-4 record after assuming interim head coaching duties in September. The team's most significant victory under Key was a 21-17 win against then-No. 17 North Carolina in Week 12.

"Like I've said many times over the past two months, I love this team, and I couldn't be more excited to be their head coach," Key said.

Georgia Tech finished the season 5-7 to sit fourth in the ACC Coastal. Its four wins under Key were the most since its 7-6 campaign in 2018.

Key served as the Yellow Jackets' assistant head coach, run game coordinator, and offensive line coach from 2019-22 before being named interim head coach.

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