Football hires: Lots of Class A private openings; New Manchester promotes Terry

Quinn Gray, the former NFL quarterback and Florida A&M offensive coordinator who was 2-8 in his only season as head football coach at Whitefield Academy in Mableton last season, has been hired as head coach at Mandarin High in Jacksonville.

Whitefield is the ninth Class A private school that searched for a new coach this off-season. Jobs also have come open at Calvary Day, Christian Heritage, King’s Ridge Christian, North Cobb Christian, Our Lady of Mercy, Prince Avenue Christian, St. Francis and Tattnall Square. Those at St. Francis, Prince Avenue and Whitefield have not been announced.

There were only 32 private schools fielding football teams in Class A this past season.

Gray played with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2002 to 2007. Mandarin was 12-1 in 2015.

New Manchester promotes Terry to replace retiring Cleveland

New Manchester has promoted defensive coordinator Myron Terry to replace Rob Cleveland, who started the football program in 2011 and retired officially last week after 28 years on football sidelines.

Terry, a former defensive back at Colorado State, is the head track and field coach a former Douglas County teacher of the year. He has been in Douglas County schools for nine years.

New Manchester’s five-year record is 21-22.

Rogers steps down at Temple

Seth Rogers has resigned as football coach at Temple to become an assistant principal at fellow Carroll County school Villa Rica. Temple was 21-70 in Rogers’ nine seasons, but the 6-5 finish of 2011 remains the best in the school’s history, which dates to 1989.

Hires and openings:

Alcovy: Open (Kirk Hoffman)

Bacon County hired Kyle Langford (replaced Ken Cofer)

Banks County hired Josh Shoemaker (replaced Biff Parson)

Bremen hired Davis Russell (replaced Scott Hodges)

Calvary Day hired Rick Tomberlin (replaced Mark R. Stroud)

Carrollton hired Sean Calhoun (replaced Ed Dudley)

Carver-Columbus hired Dremail King (replaced Joe Kegler)

Cedar Shoals hired Leroy Ryals (replaced Scott Wilkins)

Central-Carrol hired Larry Kesler (replaced Rico Zackery)

Chattahoochee County hired Drew Fowler (replaced Josh Kemp)

Chestatee hired Shaun Conley (replaced Bill Forman)

Christian Heritage hired Jay Poag (replaced Preston Poag)

Clarke Central hired David Perno (replaced Ahren Self)

Cross Keys: Open (John Bowen)

Discovery hired Efrem Hill (replaced Frank Hepler)

Douglas County hired Johnny White (replaced Jason Respert)

Druid Hills hired Myron Burton (replaced Mark Adams)

East Jackson hired Christian Hunnicutt (replaced Gary Hughes)

East Laurens hired Chris Robinson (replaced Buddy Sorrows)

Forsyth Central hired Frank Hepler (replaced Shane Williamson)

Gilmer hired Jason Galt (replaced Zach Grage)

Glenn Hills hired Nick Collins (replaced Tim McClain)

Grayson hired Jeff Herron (replaced Mickey Conn)

Griffin hired Antonio Andrews (replaced Jarrett Laws)

Grovetown hired Damien Postell (replaced Rodney Holder)

Hancock Central: Open (Zachary Harris)

Hardaway hired Michael Woolridge (replaced Jeff Battles)

Harris County hired Zach Howard (replaced Dwight Jones)

Heritage-Conyers hired Corey Johnson (replaced Wendell Early)

Jeff Davis hired Ed Lovvorn (replaced Roger Metts)

Jordan hired Justin Newman (replaced Jim Brown)

King's Ridge Christian hired Jimmy Chupp (replaced Jeff Pickren)

Lamar County hired Bryan Love (replaced Jamie Abrams)

Lithia Springs hired Jason Dukes (replaced Craig Chatman)

Marietta hired Richard Morgan (replaced Scott Burton)

Marion County: Open (Mike Swaney)

Miller Grove hired Justin Larmond (replaced Damien Wimes)

Montgomery County hired John Bowen (replaced Eric McDonald)

Morrow hired Jerome Weaks (replaced Leroy Foster)

Mundy's Mill hired Dwayne Davis (replaced Greg Manior)

New Hampstead hired Phillip Richards (replaced Bernard Gaither)

New Manchester hired Myron Terry (replaced Rob Cleveland)

North Clayton hired Cap Burnett (replaced James Soza)

North Cobb Christian hired Jake Sorg (replaced Scott Ryle)

North Forsyth hired Robert Craft (replaced Jason Galt)

North Murray hired Preston Poag (replaced David Gann)

North Springs: Open (Steve Horton)

Oglethorpe County hired Richard Andrews (replaced Jimbo Hale)

Our Lady of Mercy hired Jarrett Laws (replaced Mike Earwood)

Paulding County hired Van Spence (replaced Scott Hamilton)

Prince Avenue Christian: Open (Jeff Herron)

Rockdale County hired Greg Manior (replaced Venson Elder)

Rockmart hired Biff Parson (replaced Bin Turner)

Rutland hired Mark Daniel (replaced George Collins)

Schley County hired Darren Alford (replaced Mark Daniel)

South Atlanta: Open (Kevin Hill)

St. Francis: Open (Brennen Booth)

Stewart County hired Clinton Lawrence (replaced Travis Terry)

Swainsboro hired Mark R. Stroud (replaced Ken Eldridge)

Tattnall Square hired Chance Jones (replaced Clint Morgan)

Temple: Open (Seth Rogers)

Thomasville hired Zach Grage (replaced Leroy Ryals)

Toombs County hired Richie Marsh (replaced Lyman Guy)

Towns County hired John Cornett (replaced Billy Barnhart)

Valdosta hired Alan Rodemaker (replaced Rance Gillespie)

Warner Robins hired Mike Chastain (replaced Bryan Way)

Westlake hired Kareem Reid (replaced Bryan Love)

Wheeler County: Open (Randy Grace)

Whitefield Academy: Open (Quinn Gray)

Whitewater hired Bryan Holley (replaced Amos McCreary)

List compiled primarily by Steve Slay and GHSFHA.com