Sid Fritts is leaving Rome after five seasons to become the head coach and athletics director at Elbert County.
Fritts had a record of 46-15-1 at Rome, where he led his team to the Class AAAA semifinals in 2008 and won region championships in 2005 and 2006. His teams won at least 10 games in each of his first four seasons but slumped to 4-6 in 2009.
Before coming to Rome, Fritts spent five seasons as the head coach at Vidalia. His career record is 99-23-2.
"It's kind of a bittersweet situation for me," Fritts told David Dawson for this story in the Rome News-Tribune. "I am very excited about the challenges that lie ahead ... but I certainly hate to leave the [Rome High] players. We've had a great five-year run together."
Fritts will replace Brent Miller, who went 12-19 in three seasons at Elbert County. The Blue Devils went 7-4 in 2009 and were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by Dunwoody.