Spalding hired Colquitt County offensive coordinator Jeffrey Hammond as head football coach on Thursday with a 4-0 vote of the Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education.
Hammond has been part of six teams that reached the semifinals or better during his 14 years as an offensive coordinator at Colquitt, Early County and Foley High in Alabama. He was offensive coordinator at Colquitt from 2008 to 2012 and from 2016 to 2018.
Hammond has also served as a head coach in baseball, golf, weightlifting, and track in Alabama, Florida and Georgia public schools.
Hammond will replace Nick Davis, who took the head-coaching position at Fayette County. Spalding was 3-7 overall and winless in Region 2-AAAA last season.
Here are a few other recent moves among Georgia coaches.
*Wheeler hired Woodland-Stockbridge coach Bryan Love to replace Michael Collins, who took the River Ridge job in Cherokee County. Love’s rebuilding Woodland teams were 3-7 the past two seasons. He was Westlake’s head coach during region titles in 2014 and 2015.
*Bradwell Institute has hired Campbell coach Kyle Adkins to replace Ross Couch, who is now a defensive coordinator at Rutland. Adkins also has been a head coach at Pope in Cobb County.
*Griffin head coach Antonio Andrews, an alumnus of the school, has stepped down. His teams were 28-8 in three seasons.
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