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Dawson educator and coach heading to Florida
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Former Dawson County High School head Tigers football coach Jeff Lee has accepted a new head coaching position at North Bay Haven Charter Academy in Panama City, Fla.

Lee currently teaches weight training at Dawson County High School.

Lee will join the faculty at North Bay Haven on April 1.

He accepted the position on Feb. 23 and was introduced to parents and players at the school on Feb. 27.

North Bay Haven is the newest high school in Bay County and opened four years ago.

Lee will replace head coach Jared Hale at North Bay Haven. The Buccaneers posted a 2-7 record last season.

Lee resigned from his Dawson County coaching duties in January after spending the last 12 seasons there.

He has been teaching for 29 years.

Lee's coaching record at Dawson County is 48-74, which included playoff appearances in 2004, 2010 and 2012.

According to reports, the Florida school was impressed with his experience and the approach he takes to building programs.

In the past, Lee has also been the head coach and athletic director at Jones County High School, Twiggs County High School, Hardaway High School, Georgia Military College and Charlton County High School.

In his playing days, Lee starred at Georgia Southern University under legendary coach Erk Russell.

He also played professionally for the Orlando Renegades and Tampa Bay Bandits, coached by Steve Spurrier, and in 1987 played for the Atlanta Falcons during the NFL strike.

As of press time, a replacement for Lee at Dawson County High School had not been named and his last day at DCHS was unknown.