A former head football coach with a 133-75 record in Forsyth and Cherokee counties will take over the Dawson County High School football team this spring.
Sid Maxwell starts April 1, Dawson County School Superintendent Damon Gibbs said.
In an executive session held by the Dawson County Board of Education last week, board members voted to bring on Maxwell on a teacher at the school.
Maxwell was hired after Tigers head football coach Jeff Lee announced in January he would resign his position after 12 years with the team.
Coach Maxwell is ranked 37th among 470 active coaches in Georgia in all-time wins, Gibbs said. His career record is 133-75 finishing every season since 1999 with a winning record.
While coaching at Lambert in Forsyth County, Maxwells team defeated Chattahoochee, the defending state champion, and qualified for playoffs in three seasons.
At Sequoyah, he held a 97-57 record and made eight playoff appearances.
Dawson County is very excited about Coach Maxwell joiining the Tiger family, Gibbs said. He has more wins than any other coach in Cherokee County football history,
Maxwell will teach P.E. and weight training classes at the school. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Emory and Henry College in Emory, Va. and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Jackson State University in Alabama.