James Coley

Georgia receivers coach James Coley during the Bulldogs’ game against Vanderbilt at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. (Photo by John Paul Van Wert)

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James Coley is moving up the ranks of the Georgia coaching staff in 2019.

Coley, who served as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2018, has been promoted to offensive coordinator following the departure of former offensive coordinator Jim Chaney to Tennessee.

On Thursday, multiple reports emerged indicating that Kentucky offensive coordinator Eddie Gran had been offered the offensive coordinator position at Georgia. However, Gran later affirmed in a tweet that he would be staying at Kentucky.

Coley has been part of Georgia's coaching staff since 2016. He served as wide receivers coach in 2016 and 2017 before being named co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2018.

Coley previously served as an offensive coordinator at Miami from 2013-2015 and at Florida State from 2010-2012.

“James has been an critical part of our staff since we came to Georgia,” head coach Kirby Smart said in a statement on Friday.  “He’s done an incredible job in all aspects of his responsibilities including coaching wide receivers for two years, serving as co-offensive coordinator this past season coaching the quarterbacks, and recruiting.  James has extensive coordinator experience during his entire coaching career and will transition easily into his new role.”

This article originally ran on redandblack.com.

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