Griffin offensive coordinator hired as Jones County head coach

Justin Rogers, the offensive coordinator for Griffin’s 2013 state championship team, was approved as head coach of Jones County in a school board meeting Tuesday.

Griffin’s offense averaged 42.7 points per game over a 15-0 season.

“He’s a rising star,” Jones County schools superintendent William Matthews told 41NBC of Macon. “He’s very dynamic, very personable, very driven.  I really think he’s going to be a great asset.”

Rogers replaces Dwight Jones, who was hired at Harris County.

Griffin has lost its head coach and both coordinators from its Class AAAA championship team. Steve DeVoursney resigned last week after a five-month investigation into alleged recruiting and academic misconduct. DeVoursney denied any wrongdoing.

Defensive coordinator Rusty Easom was hired to the same position at East Coweta.

The hiring of Rogers was in the works weeks before DeVoursney’s resignation.

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