Scott Fountain, who spent the past four seasons as Auburn’s special teams coach, is joining Georgia’s staff in an off-field role. He will be a special teams analyst, according to an update on the UGA athletics web site.
Fountain, who also coached tight ends at Auburn, was demoted to an analyst position in February. He had been earning $325,000 annually, according to Al.com.
UGA has not announced the move, as it normally does not announce support staff hires. But Fountain has changed his Twitter profile to reflect that he now works for the Georgia football team.
Fountain was Auburn’s tight ends and special teams coach from 2013 until Feb. 7, when he was moved to an analyst position. Prior to 2013, Fountain was Auburn’s director of player personnel from 2009-12.
This is at least the second time this offseason that Kirby Smart has hired someone who was in a full-time coaching role last season. Jay Johnson, who was Minnesota’s offensive coordinator last year, joined the Bulldogs before spring practice as an offensive analyst.
A native of East Breton, Ala., and a graduate of Samford University in 1988, Fountain coached at the high school and college level. He had stints at Florida State (1994-96 as a graduate assistant), Central Florida (1997-2003 coaching offensive lineman), Middle Tennessee (2004-05 coaching the O-line), Georgia Southern (2006 coaching the offensive line), and Iowa State (2007-08 coaching tight ends).
Fountain then followed Gene Chizik to Auburn, where he served four years as player personnel director, before being elevated to an on-field role.