King’s Ridge wins big

Signs two veteran football coaches

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. – King’s Ridge Christian School recently welcomed two new hires for the football program – Todd Mooney as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach and Cecil Flowe as defensive coordinator/linebackers coach. They will begin work immediately under the guidance of Jeff Pickren, KRCS football program coordinator and varsity coach.

These names may be familiar not only to those who love the game of football but those who take note of the success of high school and college program growth.

Mooney has a wealth of talent having been a football coach at the collegiate level for the past 25 years. He most recently served as the head football coach at LaGrange College since 2005. He not only launched the LaGrange program, but in 2008 was also recognized as the Schutt Sports Division III National Coach of the Year, D3.com’s DIII South Region Coach of the Year, the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and the Division III NCAA record holder for program turnaround (0-10 to 9-2).

During his college coaching tenure, Mooney has also served in the roles of offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator and strength coordinator.

One of his most appealing strengths in this role is his tremendous heart to coach and lead young men.

“Not only was I impressed with his football knowledge, but I was impressed with his faith and character,” said Pickren. “He is an outstanding Christian man who I would want my son to play for.”

Mooney will also be serving in the role of interim assistant athletic director, as well as teaching high school personal fitness and other classroom duties.

Flowe comes to King’s Ridge with a well-known reputation for expertise and excellence in the coaching profession, most notably as the head football coach at Parkview High School for the past 21 years. Parkview High School has been the gold standard of Georgia high school football during this time. Flowe’s noteworthy career highlights include the second-longest winning streak in Georgia at 46 games with a coaching record of 197-66. He also won the GHSA football state championship title at the highest classification in 1997, 2000, 2001 and 2002, and was a contender for the state championship in 1995 and 2004. Flowe led Parkview to the state playoffs in 19 of his 21 years and led Parkview to the quarterfinals 14 times, most recently in 2012. He has received dozens of Coach of the Year awards.

“Coach Flowe’s record speaks for itself. He doesn’t talk all that much about winning,” said Pickren. “Rather, he prefers to talk about shaping and molding the lives of young men, which is a high priority in our program.”