"This morning, Head Football Coach Geoff Collins informed me of his decision to return home and accept a position at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
In his two years at Temple, Geoff helped us build on past successes and led us to two consecutive bowl games and an eight-win season in 2018. Off the field, our student-athletes excelled in the classroom and represented Temple well in the community. We wish Geoff, Jennifer and Astrid all the best in Atlanta and we thank them for their service to Temple University
While it is always difficult to lose a head coach, it is a testament to what we have built at Temple through our students, our fans, our alumni and our donors that we can continue to have success. We have a world-class university, strong support staff, excellent facilities, passionate supporters and a very healthy culture and I am confident that there will be great interest in our job yet again.
We have immediately launched a national search for a new head coach and we will be exhaustive and deliberate in the process yet move as quickly as possible. Assistant head coach Ed Foley
will serve as our interim head coach during this period and will coach the team during the Independence Bowl. I would remind our passionate fans that the only accurate information about candidates or the process will come from me but not until the conclusion of the search.
Finally, I want to thank the tremendous young men in our football program who remain steadfast and vigilant in their commitment to their academic progress, their football development and to the greater Temple community. Our student-athletes are at the core in all that we do and they will remain our primary focus."