Posted: Thursday, March 21st 2013 at 12:58pm
Lumpkin County announces Waggoner will take over football program
DAHLONEGA -- Lumpkin County High School announced on Thursday that the school has hired Brad Waggoner to take over as the Indians' head football coach and athletic director.
Waggoner comes to Dahlonega from Decatur High School, where he led the Bulldogs to a 5-5 record in one season in charge. He has also led programs at Crescent City High School (Fla.), LuVerne High School (Ala.), Pike County High School (Ala.), and Chattooga High School. Waggoner also has seven years experience as an athletic director.
Waggoner replaces Tommy Jones, who took recently left Lumpkin County to take over the football program at Dacula High School, and will take over the athletic department from current director Scott Hallam.
"We have hired a proven head coach, who is very detailed, organized, and consistent in his approach with people," Hallam said via press release. "He also has a very diversified background, one in which he has taken over struggling programs (Decatur and Crescent City) and tradition-rich (LuVerne and Pike Co.).
"Coach Waggoner is a people person, that believes in challenging each and every student-athlete. We have found him of impeccable character with a strong faith and we are looking forward to not only what he can bring to Lumpkin County High School, but also the community of Dahlonega."
“We are very pleased to be able to hire Brad Waggoner," Lumpkin County Schools Superintendent Dewey Moye said. "He is a man of vision, high character, integrity and will be a tremendous asset for all of our athletic programs.“
Lumpkin County football went 2-8 in 2012 but was 25-25 in the five seasons prior.
Waggoner is married to the former Mary Beth Housch, they have one son, Brad, Jr. (two-years-old).
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