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BREAKING: Griffin football names native son Antonio Andrews as new coach

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Antonio Andrews

Antonio Andrews

By Gabriel Stovall

gstovall@thecrescentbuzz.com

GRIFFIN, Ga. — Spalding County’s most storied football program decided to tap into its own backyard to find its next head coach.

The Griffin Bears named longtime assistant Antonio Andrews as the school’s new head coach Tuesday night, after a recommendation by Griffin High Principal Darrell Evans, and a unanimous vote by the Griffin-Spalding County School Board, according to a report from wkeuradio.com.

Andrews has been a varsity football assistant since 2006, and has also seen stints as a track and field coach and the head coach of the school’s freshman football team. He’s also a graduate of Griffin High.

Andrews will take the reigns of a program that saw just two seasons under the care of former coach Jarrett Laws. Laws followed his 11-1 mark in 2014 with a 6-5 finish in 2015, after which he was dismissed. It was Griffin’s first season with less than nine wins since 2003 when Steve Devoursney’s first team went 6-5.

This will be Andrews’ first stint as a head coach.

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