Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.)
head coach Jeff Herron is leaving to become the head coach at Prince Avenue Christian (Athens, Ga.)
, according to a report on Tuesday night by Todd Holcomb of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Herron led Camden County to state titles in 2003, 2008 and 2009, and delivered the south Georgia program to national prominence. During his tenure, he helped Camden County earn victories over Cleveland Glenville, Miami Central and Hoover (AL).
In 13 seasons, he compiled a 158-18 record, according to the newspaper. Prior to his tenure at Camden County, he also led Oconee County to a state title.
On Wednesday, Prince Avenue Christian is expected to announce Herron's hiring. Taking over for Mark Farriba, Herron inherits a program that has won at least 12 games in each of the past two seasons.
Herron told reporters: "Since I
have become able to retire from public schools, the guys close to me
know that I have wanted to get in a smaller Christian school and Prince
Avenue afforded that opportunity. It's a big change, but, yes, I am
Prince Avenue Christian Athletic Director Richard Ricketts, told the Athens Banner-Herald,
"Obviously, when you can get somebody of that caliber in here is
tremendous. I had to pinch myself to believe that something like this
could happen to our school and our community."
The landscape of Georgia high school football appears headed for change, as