Former Naval Academy quarterback Lamar Owens has a full-time job.
Owens, who led the Naval Academy to the Poinsettia Bowl and an 8-4 record in 2005, has been hired by Georgia Tech to be the program’s new “A-backs” coach. Owens had been a graduate assistant for the Yellow Jackets for the past two seasons.
Tech’s head coach is Paul Johnson, who coached Navy from 2001-07.
Owens is best known for his controversial rape court-martial in 2007. Owens was acquitted of rape, but convictions on lesser charges ended his chance of getting commissioned and got him kicked out the academy without a degree. Owens ended up earning his degree from Maryland in 2008 and then enrolling in grad school at Tech.
“Lamar has a vast knowledge of the offense, having played quarterback for us at Navy and having been on the staff the last two years,” Johnson said in a school press release. “I am confident Lamar will do an outstanding job for us and that he is ready for this role.”
Georgia Tech won the ACC title this past season and is 20-7 since Johnson took over in 2008.