Turnkey Assists Temple University In Expedited Head Football Coach Search

Haddonfield, NJ – Turnkey Search, a top search firm in the sports industry for over two decades, announced today its role in the expedited recruitment of new Temple University Head Football Coach Geoff Collins. Collins joins Temple from the University of Florida, where he oversaw a Gators unit that ranked among the nation’s best during his two seasons as defensive coordinator.

“Collins’ 20 years of experience and aggressive defensive style are a great match for Temple,” said Turnkey’s Gene DeFilippo, “Owls fans have a lot to look forward to with Geoff at the helm.”

“I want to thank President Englert and Dr. Kraft for this incredible opportunity to join Temple and the City of Philadelphia,” Collins said. “I have been in the game of college football for more than two decades and I am humbled and honored to be chosen to build on a great foundation of success. We will compete for championships, we will provide a world-class student-athlete experience and education, and we will represent the community with pride.”

The 10-3 Owls are winners of seven straight, including the American Athletic Conference Championship game, which earned Temple its first conference title since 1967. Collins succeeds Matt RhuIe, now head coach for Baylor University.

Turnkey Search has been an industry leader since 1996, with a legacy of more than 1,000 executive search placements. Our success and differentiation is grounded in actual, hands-on operating experience in college sports (Gene DeFilippo) and professional sports and entertainment (Len Perna), supported by an experienced and diverse team of recruiters (led by Carolyne Savini) with unmatched subject matter expertise in sports and entertainment.

Over the past year, Turnkey has completed numerous AD searches for clients including the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota, Bowling Green State University, Georgia Tech and Grand Valley State University.

Patrick Kuhlen
Vice President of Creative & Strategic Services


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