GMC Prep grad reportedly accepts football coaching job with Florida Gators


It's the family business.

Chris Couch, a Georgia Military College Prep graduate and son of longtime GMC athletics coach Garry Couch, this week accepted a job with the University of Florida's football department, according to multiple media reports. Couch will make the move to Gainesville from Lafayette, La., where he lived in 2021 while coaching the special teams and serving as Director of Quality Control & Analytics for the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns' football program. Couch will follow new Florida Head Coach Billy Napier, another native Georgia boy, who was hired away by Florida from the Ragin' Cajuns late last year. Prior to coaching for Louisiana, Couch spent five years at Tulane University as the program's recruiting coordinator and Director of Quality Control & Analytics.

Couch was given a really cool-sounding job title – Gamechanger Coordinator – and he will oversee the Gators' special teams units, according to published reports. Couch will work as an analyst in the program.

Couch's father – Garry – coached a number of different programs at GMC and also served as the school's athletics director prior to retirement. Also, Garry and Marilu's oldest son – Ross Couch – also is in the coaching business, most recently serving as head coach of the Sumter County football program.

Photo information: Susanah Couch // Twitter

"A native of Milledgeville, Georgia, Couch earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Georgia Southern in 2011 and his master’s degree in high education administration from Georgia Southern in 2015. Couch married his wife Susannah in May of 2019," according to his University of Louisiana bio.



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