Lanier was 4-6 last season under David Willingham, the interim coach who had been the program’s defensive coordinator. Lanier’s head coach from 2014 to 2020 was Korey Mobbs, whose teams were 58-22 in seven seasons.
Lanier will do well if Tyler Maloof adds to his family’s legacy. Keith Maloof (207-92) and George Maloof (158-83-12) are one of only three father-son pairs to win GHSA state titles (along with Ray and Hal Lamb, and Rodney and Chip Walker), and Keith and Kevin Maloof (175-105-1) each are among fewer than 100 GHSA coaches in history with 175 victories or more. Kevin Maloof, best remembered for his time at Dacula, retired after the 2010 season.