|Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets|
|University||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|NCAA||Division I (FBS)|
|Athletic director||Todd Stansbury|
|Football stadium||Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field|
|Basketball arena||Hank McCamish Pavilion|
|Baseball stadium||Russ Chandler Stadium|
|Other arenas||George C. Griffin Track and Field Facility|
|Mascot||Buzz & Ramblin' Wreck|
|Nickname||Yellow Jackets, Ramblin' Wreck|
|Fight song||"Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech" and "Up with the White and Gold"|
|Colors||Tech Gold and White |
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets is the name used for all of the intercollegiate athletic teams that represent the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), located in Atlanta, Georgia. The teams have also been nicknamed the Ramblin' Wreck, Engineers, Blacksmiths, and Golden Tornado. There are eight men's and seven women's teams that compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I athletics and the Football Bowl Subdivision. Georgia Tech is a member of the Coastal Division in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia. With an estimated 2018 population of 498,044, it is also the 37th most-populous city in the United States. The city serves as the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5.9 million people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the nation. Atlanta is the seat of Fulton County, the most populous county in Georgia. Portions of the city extend eastward into neighboring DeKalb County.
The Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech is the 1930 Ford Model A Sport coupe that serves as the official mascot of the student body at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Wreck is present at all major sporting events and student body functions. Its most noticeable role is leading the football team into Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field, a duty which the Wreck has performed since 1961. The Ramblin' Wreck is mechanically and financially maintained on campus by students in Ramblin' Reck Club.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a cartel organization that regulates student athletes from 1,268 North American institutions and conferences. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and helps more than 480,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The official school colors for Georgia Tech are tech gold and white.Navy blue is often used as a secondary color and for alternate jerseys while black has been used on rare occasion. The traditional rival in all sports is in-state University of Georgia. This rivalry is often referred to as Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate. There are also rivalries with out-of-state Auburn and official conference rival Clemson.
In the United States, school colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. Most schools have two colors, which are usually chosen to avoid conflicts with other schools with which the school competes in sports and other activities. The colors are often worn to build morale among the teachers and pupils, and as an expression of school spirit.
White is the lightest color and is achromatic. It is the color of fresh snow, chalk and milk, and is the opposite of black. White objects fully reflect and scatter all the visible wavelengths of light. White on television and computer screens is created by a mixture of red, blue and green light.
The University of Georgia is a public research university with its main campus in Athens, Georgia. Founded in 1785, it is one of the oldest public universities in the United States.
The athletic department is run by the Georgia Tech Athletic Association, a private organization located on campus. The department dedicates about $53 million per year to its sports teams and facilities. Since November 28, 2016 the athletic director of Georgia Tech has been Todd Stansbury, who replaced Mike Bobinski after the latter left for the same position at Purdue.Most athletic teams have on-campus facilities for competition, including Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field for football, the McCamish Pavilion at Cremins' Court for men's and women's basketball, and Russ Chandler Stadium for baseball.
The Georgia Tech Athletic Association is a non-profit organization responsible for maintaining the intercollegiate athletic program at Georgia Tech. The Athletic Association is overseen by the Georgia Tech Athletic Board. The Georgia Tech Athletic Association sponsors varsity intercollegiate athletics competition in the following sports:
An athletic director is an administrator at many clubs or institutions, like colleges and universities, as well as in larger high schools and middle schools, who oversees the work of coaches and related staff involved in athletic programs.
Todd Stansbury is a Canadian–American university sports administrator and former college athlete. Stansbury is currently the athletic director for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets sports program at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He previously served as executive associate athletic director at Oregon State, assistant athletic director for academics at the Georgia Tech, associate athletic director at the University of Houston, and athletic director at East Tennessee State University, the University of Central Florida, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Georgia Tech was a founding member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 1895. Georgia Tech was one of the 14 schools that split to found the Southern Conference in 1921. Thirteen schools including Georgia Tech split in 1932 to form the Southeastern Conference.The Yellow Jackets left the SEC in 1964 and remained independent until becoming a founding member of the Metro-6 Conference in 1975. Georgia Tech moved to the ACC in 1978 and began competition within the ACC in 1979.
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAA) was one of the first collegiate athletic conferences in the United States. Twenty-seven of the current Division I FBS football programs were members of this conference at some point, as were at least 19 other schools. Every member of the current Southeastern Conference except Arkansas and Missouri, as well as six of the 15 current members of the Atlantic Coast Conference plus the University of Texas at Austin, now of the Big 12 Conference, formerly held membership in the SIAA.
The Southern Conference (SoCon) is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. Southern Conference football teams compete in the Football Championship Subdivision. Member institutions are located in the states of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is an American college athletic conference whose member institutions are located primarily in the South Central and Southeastern United States. Its fourteen members include the flagship public universities of ten states, three additional public land grant universities, and one private research university. The conference is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. The SEC participates in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I in sports competitions; for football, it is part of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), formerly known as Division I-A.
|Men's sports||Women's sports|
|Football||Swimming and diving|
|Swimming and diving||Track and field†|
|Track and field†|
|† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor|
The Georgia Institute of Technology sponsors teams in eight men's and seven women's NCAA sanctioned sports. [ citation needed ]Georgia Tech is the only Power Five school that does not sponsor women's soccer.
In college football, the term Power Five conferences refers to five athletic conferences whose members are part of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate football in the United States. The conferences are the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Big Ten Conference, Big 12 Conference, Pac-12 Conference, and Southeastern Conference (SEC). The term "Power Five" is not defined by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the origin of the term is unknown. It has been used in its current meaning since at least 2006. The term is also occasionally used in other college sports, although in many non-football sports, most notably basketball, anywhere from six to eight conferences may be considered "high-major".
The football team is traditionally the most popular at the Institute. The games are played at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field or simply The Flats, which is the oldest on-campus stadium in Division I FBS football. The stadium was expanded in recent years, increasing the maximum capacity to 55,000.
Georgia Tech plays an Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division schedule in addition to yearly cross divisional games against Clemsonand two other Atlantic Division teams. In addition, the team has a yearly out-of-conference meeting with Georgia at the end of the season known as Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate.
The football team is in the top 20 winningest Division I-A programs and was the first team to win all four of the historical big four bowls – the Rose (1929), Orange (1940), Sugar (1944), and Cotton (1955). Georgia Tech has won four national titles in the years 1917 going 9–0 under John Heisman outscoring opponents 419–17,1928 going 10–0 under William Alexander outscoring opponents 221–47, 1952 going 12–0 under Bobby Dodd outscoring opponents 325–59, and 1990 going 11–0–1 under Bobby Ross outscoring opponents 379–186.
The Yellow Jackets have won a total of 15 conference titles. They won 5 SIAA titles in 1916, 1917, 1918, 1920, and 1921; 3 Southern Conference titles in 1922, 1927, and 1928; 5 SEC titles in 1939, 1943, 1944, 1951, 1952, and the 1990, 1998 and 2009 ACC championships along with the 2006 ACC Coastal Division Championship. Paul Johnson and Georgia Tech won the 2009 ACC Championship in Tampa Florida. The team has played in 35 bowl games, posting a record of 22–13. The resulting win percentage of 0.629 is currently the second-highest among teams with over 20 bowl appearances.
The most recent head coach is former Dallas Cowboys head coach Chan Gailey. In five seasons, Chan Gailey posted a 37–27 record, 5 straight bowl berths, and a 2–3 record in bowl games.[ needs update ] Chan's 5 straight bowl appearances have the Jackets at 10 in a row overall, an active streak tied for 5th longest in the nation. [ needs update ] Chan Gailey was fired on Monday, November 26, 2007. A nationwide search for a new head coach then began, which was ended when highly regarded Navy coach Paul Johnson was hired on December 9, 2007.
Three Jacket players were named to the ACC 50th Anniversary Team in 2002: Marco Coleman, OLB; Joe Hamilton, QB; and Ken Swilling, DB. Some notable and more recent Georgia Tech football players are three-time All-American Calvin Johnson, Keith Brooking, Joe Burns, Marco Coleman, Joe Hamilton, Tony Hollings, Dorsey Levens, and Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Three Atlantic Coast Conference Players of the Year hailed from Georgia Tech. They were Joe Hamilton (1999), Calvin Johnson (2006), and Jonathan Dwyer (2008).
The Georgia Tech men's basketball team plays its home games in the new McCamish Pavilion The program saw its most sustained success under the tenure of Bobby Cremins. Bobby Cremins led his team to the first ACC tournament victory in school history in 1985, and in 1990 he took Georgia Tech to the school's first Final Four appearance ever. Cremins retired from Georgia Tech in 2000 with the school's best coaching win percentage.
The current head coach of Georgia Tech is Josh Pastner, who took over from Brian Gregory in 2016. Up until March 2011, Paul Hewitt was the head coach Georgia Tech. Helping revitalize a stagnant program in 2004, he led Georgia Tech to a Cinderella season as the school earned its second berth in an NCAA national title game in any sport. That team won the Pre-Season NIT, ended Duke's 41 game home winning streak, and finished its season losing by 9 points in the national title game to Connecticut. Hewitt was fired on March 12, 2011 after having three losing seasons over the previous four years.
Some notable and more recent Georgia Tech basketball players are Iman Shumpert, Derrick Favors, Anthony Morrow, Javaris Crittenton, Thaddeus Young, Stephon Marbury, Matt Harpring, Dennis Scott, Kenny Anderson, Travis Best, Chris Bosh, Jarrett Jack, Mark Price, and John Salley.
Like the men's team, the women's basketball team plays its home games in McCamish Pavilion. The current women's coach is Nell Fortner, former US Women's National Team coach from 1997-2000.
Baseball is a very successful sport at Georgia Tech. The baseball team makes its home at Russ Chandler Stadium, and is one of the premier baseball teams in the NCAA. Georgia Tech baseball is notable for its high-scoring offenses, and stout defenses.
The team's success is guided by head coach Danny Hall. Hall has coached Tech for 13 seasons and has posted 579 wins over that span. He has led Georgia Tech to 12 years of NCAA regional play, and its only three College World Series appearances in 1994, 2002, and 2006. The baseball team, under Hall, has become an annual contender for the ACC regular season and tournament titles winning each four and three times respectively.
Some notable Georgia Tech baseball players are Erskine Mayer, Kevin Brown, Nomar Garciaparra, Matt Murton, Kevin Cameron, Matt Wieters, Eric Patterson, Brandon Boggs, Jay Payton, Mark Teixeira, and Jason Varitek.Jason Varitek's number 33 is one of two numbers retired, Coach Jim Luck's number 44 is the other.
Georgia Tech fields a softball team under coach Aileen Morales.In 2011, the team won their third straight ACC Regular Season title. Also in 2011, Sharon Perkins was named the ACC Coach of the Year; this is her third consecutive year winning that award, the first ACC coach win it in three consecutive years. In 2009, the team moved from Glenn Field to Shirley Clements Mewborn Field. The Yellow Jackets softball team began play in 1987. The team has made eleven NCAA Tournament appearances in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. The current head coach is Aileen Morales.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's golf team is one of the most consistent Yellow Jacket teams. They have won 19 conference championships:
They have produced three NCAA individual champions: Watts Gunn in 1927, Charlie Yates in 1934, and Troy Matteson in 2002.Their best team finish is second place in 1993, 2000, 2002, and 2005.
The men's golf team made the NCAA Championship round ten straight years (1998–2007) under Bruce Heppler, head coach since 1996. In 2005, the program was rated by Golf Magazine as the #1 collegiate golf program in the country.
Some notable Georgia Tech golfers are David Duval, Stewart Cink, Troy Matteson, Larry Mize, Bryce Molder, Cameron Tringale and Matt Kuchar. The most famous alumnus of the golf program however remains legendary amateur Bobby Jones, winner of the Grand Slam in 1930 and the founder of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, a major championship hosted annually by Augusta National.
Georgia Tech has both men's and women's tennis teams. The teams play their home matches at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex, which opened in 2013. The facility houses six indoor courts, six outdoor competition courts, and four outdoor practice courts.
The women's tennis team became the first NCAA National Champion in Georgia Tech team sports history by winning 4–2 over UCLA in Athens, Georgia on May 22, 2007.The 2007 National Championship team was coached by Bryan Shelton. As a player in his freshman season (1985), Shelton won Georgia Tech's first individual ACC title. The women's tennis team is currently coached by Rodney Harmon, and assisted by Christy Lynch.
The men's team has won six conference titles since 1918 (one in the SIAA, two in the SoConn, and three in the SEC). They have made 15 NCAA Tournament appearances. The men's tennis team is currently coached by former Georgia Tech player Kenny Thorne, and assisted by Jeremy Efferding.In 2011, Thorne was named ITA National Coach of the Year.
Georgia Tech Women's Volleyball is one of the newer additions to Georgia Tech's athletic department, having only been started in the past twenty years. Despite the program's youth, it has been a dominant force in the ACC.[ citation needed ] O'Keefe Gymnasium has served as the home of the Georgia Tech volleyball team since 1995.
Georgia Tech volleyball has become a powerful, perennial ACC title contender and NCAA tournament qualifier. Tech has been in the NCAA tournament three times in recent years and has set several school records for victories in a season, consecutive ACC victories, and consecutive victories.
Georgia Tech also fields men and women's track & field,men and women's swimming & diving, men and women's cross country, and assorted club sports.
Georgia Tech's Angelo Taylor won gold medals in 400 m hurdles at the 2000 and 2008 Summer Olympics.
The non-NCAA sanctioned club sports include but are not limited to crew, cricket, cycling, equestrian, fencing, field hockey, gymnastics, ice hockey, kayaking, lacrosse, paintball, roller hockey, rowing, rugby, sailing, skydiving, soccer, swimming, triathlon, ultimate, water polo, and wrestling.
This section needs additional citations for verification . (January 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Costumed in plush to look like a yellow jacket, the official mascot of Georgia Tech is Buzz . Buzz enters the football games at the sound of swarming yellow jackets and proceeds to do a flip on the fifty-yard line GT logo. He then bull rushes the goal post and has been known to knock it out of alignment before football games. Buzz is also notorious for crowd surfing and general light-hearted trickery amongst Tech and rival fans.
The Ramblin' Wreck was the first official mascot of Georgia Tech. It is a 1930 Ford Model A Sports Coupe. The Wreck has led the football team onto the field every home game since 1961. The Wreck features a gold and white paint job, two gold flags emblazoned with the words "To Hell With Georgia" and "Give 'Em Hell Tech", and a white soft top. The Wreck is maintained by the Ramblin' Reck Club, a selective student leadership organization on campus.
The Ramblin' Reck Club is charged with upholding all school traditions and creating new traditions such as the SWARM. The SWARM is a 900-member spirit group seated along the north end zone or on the court at basketball games. This is the group that typically features body painting, organized chants, and general fanaticism.
The marching band that performs at halftime and after big plays during the football season is clad in all white and sits next to SWARM at football games providing a dichotomy of white and gold in the North End Zone. The band is also the primary student organization on campus that upholds the tradition of RAT caps, wherein band freshman wear the traditional yellow cap at all band events.
The band plays the fight songs Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech and Up With the White and Gold after every football score and between every basketball period. At the end of a rendition of either fight song, there is a series of drum beats followed by the cheer "Go Jackets" three times (each time followed by a second cheer of "bust their ass"), then a different drum beat and the cheer "Fight, Win, Drink, Get Naked!" The official cheer only includes "Fight, Win" but most present other than the band and cheerleaders will yell the extended version.
It is also tradition for the band to play the "When You Say Budweiser" after the third quarter of football and during the second-to-last official timeout of every basketball game. During the "Budweiser Song", all of the fans in the stadium alternate bending their knees and standing up straight. Other notable band songs are Michael Jackson's Thriller for half-time at the Thrillerdome, Ludacris' Move Bitch for large gains in football. Another popular chant is called the Good Word and it begins with asking, "What's the Good Word?" The response from all Tech faithful is, "To Hell With Georgia." The same question is asked three times and then the followup is asked, "How 'bout them dogs?" And everyone yells, "Piss on 'em."
Georgia Tech has won 1 NCAA team national championship.
Below are 4 national team titles that were not bestowed by the NCAA:
Despite their highly technical backgrounds, Tech graduates are no strangers to athletics; approximately 150 Tech students have gone into the NFL, with many others going into the NBA or MLB. Well-known American football athletes include former students Calvin Johnson, Daryl Smith, and Keith Brooking, former Tech head football coaches Pepper Rodgers and Bill Fulcher, and all-time greats such as Joe Hamilton, Pat Swilling, Billy Shaw, Joe Guyon, and Demaryius Thomas.
Tech's recent entrants into the NBA include Iman Shumpert, Derrick Favors, Javaris Crittenton, Thaddeus Young, Jarrett Jack, Luke Schenscher, Stephon Marbury, and Chris Bosh. Award-winning baseball stars include Kevin Brown, Mark Teixeira, Nomar Garciaparra, Jason Varitek, and Jay Payton. In golf, the legendary Bobby Jones founded The Masters, David Duval was ranked No. 1 in the world in 2001, Stewart Cink the 2009 Open Championship winner, was ranked in the top ten, and Matt Kuchar won the U.S. Amateur.
Robert Joseph Cremins Jr. is an American retired college basketball coach. He served as a head coach at Appalachian State, Georgia Tech, and, most recently, the College of Charleston.
Bryan Shelton is an American college tennis coach and former professional tennis player. Shelton played collegiately for Georgia Tech from 1985 to 1988, and then played professionally from 1989 to 1997. He subsequently returned to his alma mater to coach the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women's tennis team, which won the NCAA Women's Tennis Championship in 2007. He is currently the head coach of the Florida Gators men's tennis team of the University of Florida.
MaChelle Kay Joseph is an American women's basketball coach, who served as the head coach for Georgia Tech from 2003 to 2019. Under Joseph, the Yellow Jackets compiled a record of 273–176. Joseph was fired on March 26, 2019, by AD Todd Stansbury and the Georgia Tech Athletic Administration after being accused of abusing and bullying players.. She denies these accusations and filed suit against Georgia Tech Athletics, the Board of Regents, and 4 individuals on July 23, 2019. She claims her termination was a culmination of an unlawful campaign of retaliation against her for advocating for gender equity in athletics at Georgia Tech, and that for years, Georgia Tech has provided sub-standard resources to its women’s basketball program including in facilities, marketing, travel, and funding, while providing significantly more and superior resources to its men’s basketball program. Joseph served as the Head Women's Basketball Coach at GT for 16 years and amassed more wins than any other coach in GT WBB history.
Paul Clayton Johnson is a retired American football coach. He most recently was the head coach at Georgia Tech, a position he held from 2008 until his retirement in 2018.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represents the Georgia Institute of Technology in the sport of American football. The Yellow Jackets team competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Georgia Tech has fielded a football team since 1892 and, as of 2017, has an all-time record of 735–502-43. The Yellow Jackets play in Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field in Atlanta, which has a capacity of 55,000.
The 2007 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's coach was former Dallas Cowboys, Samford Bulldogs, and Troy Trojans coach Chan Gailey. It played its home games at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Men's Basketball team represents the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in NCAA Division I basketball. The team plays its home games in McCamish Pavilion on the school's Atlanta campus and is currently coached by Josh Pastner. Under the tenure of Bobby Cremins, Georgia Tech established itself as a national force in basketball. Cremins led his team to the first ACC tournament victory in school history in 1985 and in 1990 he took Georgia Tech to the school's first Final Four appearance ever. Cremins retired from Georgia Tech in 2000 with the school's best winning percentage as a head coach. The Yellow Jackets returned to the Final Four in 2004 under Paul Hewitt and lost in the national title game, losing to UConn. Overall, the team has won 1,352 games and lost 1,226 games, a .524 win percentage.
The 2007–08 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's basketball team plays college basketball for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The head coach was Paul Hewitt who led the team to a 15–17 record overall.
The 2006-07 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets tennis team represented the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the college tennis season of 2006-07. This season netted them their third straight ACC Championship, and their win in the NCAA tournament earned Georgia Tech its first-ever NCAA-recognized title.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets baseball team represents the Georgia Institute of Technology in NCAA Division I college baseball. Along with most other Georgia Tech athletic teams, the baseball team participates in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Yellow Jackets play their home games in Russ Chandler Stadium and they are currently coached by Danny Hall.
Kenny Thorne, is a former professional tennis player from the United States. Thorne played collegiately for Georgia Tech from 1985 to 1988, and then played professionally from 1989 to 1997. He is currently the head coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets men's tennis team.
The 2009–10 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women's basketball team will represent Georgia Tech in the 2009–10 NCAA Division I basketball season. The Jackets are coached by MaChelle Joseph. The Jackets are a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and will attempt to win the NCAA Championship.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women's basketball team represents the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in NCAA Division I basketball. The team plays its home games at McCamish Pavilion.
The 2014–15 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women's basketball team will represent Georgia Institute of Technology during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. Returning as head coach was MaChelle Joseph entering her 12th season. The team plays its home games at the McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, Georgia as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 19–15, 7–9 in ACC play to finish in a three way tie for ninth place. They advanced to the second round of the ACC Women's Tournament where they lost to North Carolina. They were invited to the Women's National Invitation Tournament which they defeated Elon before losing to Ole Miss in the second round.
The 2015 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by eighth-year head coach Paul Johnson and played their home games at Bobby Dodd Stadium. They were a member of the Coastal Division in the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 3–9, 1–7 in ACC play to finish in last place in the Coastal Division.
The 2015–16 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women's basketball team will represent Georgia Institute of Technology during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. Returning as head coach was MaChelle Joseph entering her 13th season. The team plays its home games at Hank McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, Georgia as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 20–13, 8–8 in ACC play to finish in a tie for seventh place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the ACC Women's Tournament where they lost to Louisville. They were invited to the Women's National Invitation Tournament which they defeated Mercer in the first round before losing to Tulane in the second round.
The 1947 Oil Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game that featured the Saint Mary's Gaels and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
The 2016–17 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women's basketball team represented Georgia Institute of Technology during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. Returning as head coach is MaChelle Joseph entering her 14th season. The team played their home games at Hank McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, Georgia as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 22–15, 5–11 in ACC play to finish in tenth place. They advanced to the second round of the ACC Women's Tournament where they lost to Miami (FL). They were invited to the Women's National Invitation Tournament where they advanced to the championship game where they lost to Michigan.
The 2017–18 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women's basketball team represented Georgia Institute of Technology during the 2017-18 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. Returning as head coach was MaChelle Joseph in her 15th season. The team played its home games at Hank McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, Georgia as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.