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Recruits: (D.C., Maryland, Virginia): Alexandria City, Arlington County, Falls Church, Loudon County, Stafford, Manassas.
National: Virginia, Texas (Houston, Austin areas), Louisiana, Oklahoma.
Alex Kolt enters his sixth season on the Hoyas’ coaching staff, where he will focus on the development of the defensive line under defensive coordinator Luke Thompson. Kolt also serves as the team’s recruiting coordinator.
Kolt spent three seasons focusing on the development of the offensive line, while also spending time with the team’s tight ends during his first season on the Hilltop.
In 2015, Kolt worked with a defensive line that lost three starters from the previous season, guiding first-year starters Phil Novacki and Bryan Jefferson to strong seasons. Kolt also guided Brennen Sawicki to a strong freshman campaign, as he earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors after his performance against eventual PL Champion Colgate.
Kolt’s defensive line was a strength for the Hoyas defense during the previous two seasons. Alec May turned in an All-American campaign while leading the nation and breaking a single-season program record with 16.5 sacks. Jordan Richardson also earned Second Team All-Patriot League honors for the second time. In 2013, May and Richardson were both named All-Patriot League (PL) Second Team. May and Richardson each had career-highs with 12 tackles for loss, while May’s 7.0 sacks was among the PL’s top ten. Richard Shankle also posted a career-high with 9.5 tackles for loss.
In 2012, Kolt worked with offensive line coach Brian Miller with the offensive line in addition to working with tight ends, special teams, defensive scout teams and breaking down film. Under Kolt, tight end Daniel Sprotte emerged as a receiving threat within GU’s offense, finishing fourth on the team with 15 receptions for 134 yards. The Hoyas offensive linemen helped the squad improve the rushing attack by over 48 yards per game.
Kolt began his time on the Hilltop as the offensive line assistant and tight ends coach coach prior to the Georgetown University football team’s winter training period in 2011. In his first season he helped Tucker Stafford complete his transition from quarterback to tight end, as Stafford led the team’s TE’s with 10 catches for 103 yards and a touchdown.
His arrival at Georgetown is Kolt’s first coaching position after playing four seasons, while starting two at Hampden-Sydney College on the offensive line. At Hampden-Sydney, he helped his team to conference championships in 2007 and 2009, finishing No. 14 in the nation in 2009. Kolt was also a three-time Academic All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC).
Kolt, an Arlington, Virginia native, graduated from Hampden-Sydney with a B.A. in history and a minor in rhetoric and earned a master's of education in Sports Leadership at Hampden-Sydney. He resides in Alexandria with his wife Nicole.