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Will Friend Named Georgia’s Offensive Line Coach

Will FriendWill Friend has been named the new offensive line coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, head coach Mark Richt announced this afternoon.

Friend, a graduate of Alabama, has spent the past four years as the OL Coach at UAB under Neil Callaway. He served as a graduate assistant at Georgia in 2003-04.

Listed below is Will Friend’s coaching history:

  • 2006-10 – UAB; offensive line coach
  • 2005-06 – Gardner-Webb; offensive line coach
  • 2003-04 – Georgia; graduate assistant
  • 2002 – Tuscaloosa Central High School
  • 2001 – West Alabama; offensive line coach


“Will has played and coached under some outstanding, nationally-recognized offensive coaches,” said Richt. “He comes with a formidable resume of offensive football knowledge and experience. I got to see first hand his work ethic when he was a graduate assistant on our staff and since that time he’s developed into a seasoned, top notch offensive line coach.”

“I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to be the offensive line coach at Georgia,” said Friend. “To have the chance to work with one of the top football programs in the country and with Coach Richt and the staff there is a tremendous opportunity for me. When I worked with Coach Richt and the staff as a grad assistant, I had a great experience and I always wondered if I might have the opportunity to come back to Athens. I am looking forward to getting to work.”

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