George Godsey

George Godsey

Position:
Running Backs Coach

Experience:
Seventh Year at UCF

In his seven years at UCF, George Godsey helped the Knights to a pair of Conference USA championships and the program's first four bowl games. He spent the 2009-10 seasons as the team's running backs coach after spending the 2005-08 campaigns as UCF's quarterbacks coach. Godsey first came to UCF in the fall of 2004 as the offensive graduate assistant coach to work under his former head coach at Georgia Tech - George O'Leary.

The Knights' ground game was crucial to the team winning a school-record 11 games in 2010, including a victory over Georgia in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, to earn a final ranking of No. 20 in the USA Today Coaches Poll and No. 21 in the AP Poll. Three different UCF tailbacks produced a 100-yard rushing game in 2010 including Latavius Murray who was named the MVP of both the C-USA Championship Game and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The Knights averaged 187.6 yards per game on the ground.

UCF's running game was stout in 2009 led by Brynn Harvey who gained 1,109 yards and 14 touchdowns to rank amongst the most productive seasons in UCF history. The Knights ran for a total of 20 touchdowns in 2009, tying for its second-highest total in a decade, after rushing for just eight scores in 2008. The ground attack helped earn UCF a bid in the St. Petersburg Bowl.

In 2007, the Knights won 10 contests, claimed the Conference USA Championship for the first time and participated in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

Godsey stressed efficiency to his quarterbacks and those efforts showed up in the UCF record books. Kyle Isreal and Steven Moffett, who both started parts of two seasons under Godsey's watch, rank in the top four in the UCF record books in the category of interceptions-to-attempts ratio. Moffett is tied for first at .030 (26/860), while Israel is fourth at .032 (17/517).

Under Godsey's guidance in 2006, Israel posted two of the school's top-10 single-game passing percentages, including a 19-of-22 (86.4 percent) showing in the season-ending victory over UAB. Israel's effort versus the Blazers was second all-time, trailing only Daunte Culpepper, who completed 14-of-16 (87.5) in a win over Samford in 1995.

Both Moffett and Israel finished their careers ranked in the top five on the career charts in pass efficiency as well under Godsey's guidance. Moffett is fourth on the charts with a 133.68 clip, while Israel is fifth at 128.70.

During Godsey's first campaign as the team's quarterbacks coach, UCF went 8-5 in 2005. The Knights finished first in C-USA's East Division and headed to the Pacific to compete in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.

As a quarterback at Georgia Tech from 1998-01, Godsey set the program record for career completion percentage (63.3) and ranked second in career pass efficiency rating (143.64). The rating is also the fifth-best in the Atlantic Coast Conference annals. As a senior in 2001, Godsey set a Georgia Tech record with 249 completions. He is third all-time at the school with 41 touchdown passes, fourth with 6,137 yards and 484 completions and fifth in attempts (765).

The Tampa native concluded his career in the top 20 in ACC history in career passing yards (15th) and total offense (19th). Godsey garnered All-ACC Second Team honors in 2000 and was an all-conference academic selection in 2001.

Following his collegiate career, Godsey played one season in the Arena Football League with the Tampa Bay Storm. He was part of the 2003 team that won the Arena Bowl title.

Coaching Experience
• UCF, 2004-10
Running Backs (2009-10), Quarterbacks (2005-08), Graduate Assistant (2004)

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