Coach Terry Crowder and the Chattahoochee co-captains hoist the AAAA Georgia State Championship trophy in 2010. Crowder is leaving the school. (click for larger version)
February 11, 2013ROSWELL, GA. Chattahoochee football coach Terry Crowder has resigned after nine seasons as head football to take the head coaching job at Creekview in Cherokee County.
The Cougars went 60-40 in Crowder's nine seasons, including a state championship in 2010 in what was at the time the second-largest of Georgia's five athletic classifications.
Chattahoochee made the state playoffs five times under Crowder, including each of the last three seasons when the Cougars went 32-6. The Cougars were 7-4 in 2012, losing to eventual state AAAAAA champion Norcross in the first round of the state playoffs.
Crowder was just the third head football coach in Chattahoochee history, replacing Bill Waters, who had spent 11 seasons in charge of the Cougars' program.
Crowder came to Chattahoochee from 1-AAAAAA perennial powerhouse Camden County, where he was defensive coordinator.
At Creekview, Crowder will be replacing Al Morrell, a coach for 31 seasons, including seven at the Cherokee school. Morrell is the only head coach in Creekview's history, starting the program in 2006.
Creekview, which plays in AAAAA, won nine games three times during Morrell's tenure including the 2012 season. But the Grizzlies have never won a state playoff game in three tries.
The Cougars are expected to have one of the stronger teams in the area next season, returning their top two running backs and two leading receivers, plus several key defensive starters and a quality kicker.
The future for the Cougars beyond next year is not so bright however, as the team's feeder programs have enjoyed little success in recent years.
Dixon resigns at Mt. Pisgah
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JOHNS CREEK Doug Dixon has resigned after six years as head football coach at Mount Pisgah Christian School, and will be replaced by Mike Forester, the Patriots' defensive coordinator this past season.
The Patriots made the state playoffs for the first time in 2012, just missing an upset in the opening round after going 6-4 during the regular season.
Prior to coming to Mount Pisgah, Forester coached 19 years at Briarwood Christian in Birmingham.