Swaney named new Marion County coach

Swaney, 47, will be entering his 26th season of coaching, but this will be his first as a head coach. Before coming to Marion County, Swaney was the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Westside in Macon. Westside was 37-14 during his time there, and the 2008 team allowed just 30 points during the regular season.

"This is the first job I applied for head coach," Swaney told Chris Whitaker for this story in the Americus Times-Recorder. "A few people called me, and I've always been one to coach hands on, on the field. I'm still going to do that here. It's a good opportunity."

Marion County will be entering its fifth season of varsity football. The 2009 team finished 7-4 and made the playoffs for the first time.

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