Report: Addae leaves UGA, takes job at Miami
Georgia defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae is leaving after one season to join new head coach Mario Cristobal at Miami, according to a report by ESPN senior writer Pete Thamel.
Addae was hired at UGA by head coach Kirby Smart in January of 2021. He came from the University of West Virginia, where he was the defensive backs coach under Neal Brown.
He helped coach West Virginia’s secondary to be one of the nation’s top pass efficiency defenses in 2020. Before his time with the Mountaineers, Addae coached at Minnesota and Arizona in different capacities. He was also the running backs coach at Cincinnati earlier on in his career.
Former Georgia safety Lewis Cine said back in the spring that Addae was a great addition to the staff.
"He's a player's coach," Cine stated. "You know, he came in with a lot of juice, a lot of energy. A very smart guy who knows his schemes, knows his stuff. Based on what I've seen today, seeing him firsthand now at full practices are starting - he's a very energetic guy."
Addae leaves UGA as the nation’s No. 2-ranked recruiter for the 2022 cycle, per 247Sports.
He helped the Bulldogs sign several top defensive backs in this year’s class, including five-star prospects Malaki Starks, Jaheim Singletary and Daylen Everette. Additionally, four stars Julian Humphrey and JaCorey Thomas. Addae also helped sign five-star edge rusher Marvin Jones Jr.
During his one season at UGA, the Bulldogs ranked 13th in passing yards allowed, only giving up an average of 190.1 yards per contest. The Georgia secondary also ranked second in team passing efficiency defense under Addae, totaling 16 interceptions in 2021.
Bulldogs’ defensive back Tykee Smith, who followed Addae to Athens from West Virginia, recently tweeted out:
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