Chesnut hired as Kennesaw State's offensive coordinator

Kennesaw State head football coach Brian Bohannon, on the job for less than a month, announced his first hire Tuesday when he named Brookwood grad Grant Chesnut, the head football coach and athletic director at Central-Carrollton, as the Owls' offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.

KSU will begin playing football in the fall of 2015.

Chesnut, who played offensive line at Brookwood and Georgia Southern, has 14 years of coaching experience, the past two at Central. He led the Lions to the state playoffs last season to break a 10-year drought.

He also has coached as a high school football assistant at Mary Persons (2007-10), Camden County (2005-07), Thomasville (2002-04) and Pickens (1999). He coached at the college level for Presbyterian in 2000 and 2001."Grant is an outstanding coach and communicator. He believes in developing young men and helping them be successful in life," Bohannon said. "Grant and I have a lot of similar philosophies and thoughts in the way we want to do things and he and I have established a relationship over the last couple of years.

"He understands what we do offensively and he's been doing it at different places he's been. He and I see things eye-to-eye on a lot of things. Grant is very organized, very detailed and he's been on the road recruiting before. This won't be his first time recruiting. I'm excited about what he brings to the table."