DeKalb football coach picked as ‘Coach of Year’ by Falcons

Tucker High head football coach Bryan Lamar was recently named the Atlanta Falcons’ Coach of the Year in a program to honor community coaches.

Fresh off an appearance in the AAAAAA state championship game, Lamar was honored before the Falcons' win against the San Francisco 49ers. He was made an honorary captain, according to the city of Tucker.

Lamar, a Tucker High grad, was chosen for his work on and off the field.

He led the 2016 squad to a 13-2 record and the appearance in the state title game, where they lost 17-7 to Valdosta High.

The Falcons will fly Lamar to Orlando, Florida, to be a part of the festivities surrounding the Pro Bowl on Jan. 29. He will compete with 31 other coaches chosen by NFL teams to be named the recipient of the league’s Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award, the city said.

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