Four Questions with Lumpkin County coach Ty Maxwell

GHSF Daily asked Georgia head coaches to answer these four questions. We'll report from a different head coach each day.

Ty Maxwell, Lumpkin County

1. Who is/was the most influential person in your coaching career? "My high school coaches, George Hoblitzell and Terry Morrow [at Lumpkin County], who are now both at Calhoun High School. They taught me valuable lessons on how a man should go to work on a daily basis. It was apparent even as a high school kid that they were different than anybody else I had met in the way they intensely attacked their profession."

2. Who is the best Georgia player you ever faced? "Stephon Tuitt, who now plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers, on the 2009 Monroe Area team. Best big-man athlete I've ever seen."

3. What is the best team you ever faced as a coach? "2013 Sandy Creek. At Chestatee High, we met them in the second round of the playoffs. Great offensive/defensive line and skill players. I thought they were a complete team and extremely well-coached."

4. If you were Gary Phillips, the new head of the GHSA, what would be the first rule that you would try to change? "I would like to see the total quarters rule tweaked to not include special-teams play on varsity. A lot of our JV kids lose valuable playing experience at their positions because they play varsity special teams."

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