Brad Gordon of Mount Zion is the only first-time head coach in the semifinals. He was promoted after five years as defensive coordinator. Two other semifinal coaches are new to their teams, but not first-time head coaches. Both were in the Class AAAAAAA semifinals last season, one as a head coach, the other as a defensive coordinator. Who are they? (Answer Wednesday)
Answer to Monday’s question: Six head coaches in the semifinals have led other schools to the semifinals. Those coaches and their previous schools are Rome’s John Reid (2006 East Paulding), Buford’s John Ford (2015-16 Roswell), Blessed Trinity’s Tim McFarlin (2006 Roswell), Rabun County’s Lee Shaw (2008-09 Flowery Branch), Coffee’s Robby Pruitt (2000-01 and 2008-09 Fitzgerald) and Glynn Academy’s Rocky Hidalgo (2011 Walton).
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