5th Season at GSU
Georgia State's first offensive coordinator, John Bond is a 27-year veteran of college coaching who previously spent 11 seasons as an offensive coordinator at Georgia Tech, Northern Illinois, Army and Illinois State.
In the Panthers' inaugural season of 2010, Bond, who also coaches the quarterbacks, molded a young and inexperienced group into a productive offensive unit that averaged nearly 28 points per game. The Panthers completed 60 percent of their passes for more than 2,200 yards with 19 touchdown passes.
Before joining Bill Curry's original Georgia State staff in July 2008, Bond served the 2007 season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Georgia Tech. At Tech, his offense was led by all-Atlantic Coast Conference running back Tashard Choice, the ACC rushing leader who was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys.
He spent the previous three seasons coaching one of the nation's most prolific rushing attacks as offensive coordinator at Northern Illinois (2004-06). All-America Garrett Wolfe led the nation in rushing in 2006 after ranking second as a junior and fifth as a sophomore. The third-round draft pick played for the Chicago Bears.
Bond helped Northern Illinois to two Mid-American Conference Western Division titles and two bowl games, highlighted by a 9-4 record in 2004, when the Huskies ranked 11th in the nation in rushing, 14th in scoring and 14th in total offense.
Before going to Northern Illinois, Bond served four seasons (2000-03) as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Army, where he fashioned a wide-open offense that broke 35 school records.
Bond's first full-time coaching position was at Southwest Missouri State, where he served as running backs coach and recruiting coordinator from 1986-90. The Bears won two conference titles and reached the NCAA I-AA playoffs twice, advancing to the quarterfinals in 1989.
He served as quarterbacks coach at UTEP from 1991-93 and then as quarterback coach and passing game coordinator at Delta State in 1994-95.
From there, Bond moved to a four-year stint at Illinois State, serving as wide receivers coach in 1996 before he was elevated to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for his final three years (1997-99). The Redbirds ranked in the top 10 in the nation in scoring his final two years. In 1999, Illinois State reached the NCAA I-AA national semifinals, and Bond was a finalist for the American Football Coaches Association's Assistant Coach of the Year award.
His coaching background also includes two seasons as a student assistant (1983-84) and one year as a graduate assistant (1985) at his alma mater, Arkansas, where he worked under Lou Holtz and Ken Hatfield.
A native of Rogers, Ark., Bond was an all-state quarterback for his father, Gary Bond, at Rogers High School. The elder Bond is a member of the state's high school federation Hall of Fame, and John was inducted into the Rogers High Hall of Fame.
Bond, who played one season at Arkansas before a career-ending injury, earned a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1985.
He is married to the former Jennifer Wilder, and the couple has two daughters, MacKenzie and Mallory, and one son, Brody.