Brent Hill fell in love with a small town in Alabama.
And because of that, the current Athletic Director at St. George's has been named the head football coach at Opp (AL) high school.
"We fell in love with the town and community of Opp," Hill said. "I have always felt like that area of southern Alabama and Georgia has some of the best football in the south. The spirit of the town is tremendous and we are so excited about joining the Bobcat family of Opp."
Hill stepped down as the head football coach at St. George's prior to last season to concentrate on his AD duties.
He was the head coach at St. George's in 2011 and 2012 and the Gryphon posted a 22-5 record and won the 2011 Division II-A state title.
"St. George's is a great school and I am extremely grateful for the experience here," Hill said. "I will miss the wonderful relationships and cannot be more thankful for the past eight years."
He replaces Jack Whigham who was fired after going 40-46 in seven years as head coach and led the Bobcats to five Class 3A playoff appearances.
The Bobcats are coming off a 5-6 record and a 17-7 playoff loss to Fayette County.
Despite the five playoff appearances, the Bobcats never won seven games in a season, which led to the dismissal of Whigham.
Hill started his coaching career as a volunteer at ECS in 1998, and stayed there until he moved to Briarcrest in 2001.
He moved back to ECS as an assistant coach, a year later and stayed there until he came to St. George in 2007 as the AD.
Hill has some family in nearby Phenix City, Alabama which is another positive about the move.
Unicoi County Hires Robert McElwee
Unicoi County has hired veteran California coach Robert McElwee as their next head football coach.
McElwee is retired from California where he has coached since 1968.
He replaces Jerad Huskins who resigned after going 15-37 in five years at the helm.
The Blue Devils made back to back Class 4A playoff appearances, finishing 4-7 on the year and lost to defending 4A state champion Fulton in the first round.
McElwee has coached at California schools John Buchanan, Fontana, A.B. Miller and most recently Laguna Beach.
“The X’s and O’s are secondary,” McElwee said via school press release. "My philosophy is being a family. Bring in the kids into your family and when people buy in,” And the Blue Nation family best believe their first family get-together will be inside the weight room next week."
“Lifting weights and getting strong is the great equalizer. "The weight room is a big part and a positive part of football and were going to spend a lot of time there this offseason.”
Currently there are open jobs at Pickett County, Hickman County, Hixson, Whitwell, Middle Tennessee Christian, Clay County, Bolivar, Fairley, Clarksville Northwest, Ezell Harding, Red Bank, Clarksville, Nashville Overton, Marion County, Chattanooga Central, Jackson Christian and Knoxville Central as schools currently looking for a head coach.
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