Friday, May 18, 2012
A familiar face returns to Tucker to fill a crucial position.
It's official: The Tucker Tigers' have a new Head Coach and his name is Bryan Lamar. Sound familiar? It should. Lamar was an assistant coach for the team before leaving Tucker to become Head Coach at Stockbridge for a year. He is returning to take the top job here after the very brief tenure and abrupt departure of Bryan Love, who was set to replace Franklin Stephens. A contract dispute is the apparent cause. Tucker Patch will have more coverage and comments from Lamar soon. Related articles: Bryan Love Quits Tigers Before Starting
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Football team's newly appointed head coach abandons the job and will be replaced.
Bryan Love, picked just weeks ago to replace Franklin Stephens as the Tigers' head coach, has changed his mind and will not be joining the team. According to Judy Spain at Tucker High School, the timing of Love's new contract was an issue that could not be resolved to his satisfaction. "Love explained the problem as a personal decision based on not being able to sign a contract until the end of July," Spain told Patch. Another candidate has now accepted the position, and his name will be released as soon as the school system gives its final approval. Love could not be reached for comment. Patch will have more details as they become available. Do you think Bryan Love should have kept his commitment to the Tigers? Tell us in the comments …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Camden County's defensive coordinator picked to succeed Franklin Stephens.
The long-awaited announcement on the replacement for Tucker Tigers' Head Football Coach Franklin Stephens came just a short time ago. Bryan Love, Defensive Coordinator at Camden County, will step into the shoes of the team's outgoing leader. Big shoes to fill. Stephens led the Tigers to two State Championships - 2008 and 2011 - but decided to accept a new position at Lamar County, a Class AA school in middle Georgia. His record in five seasons with the team was 64-6. During this period, Tucker had 13 all-state players including Josh Dawson, Chris Sanders, James Vaughters and Jonathan Davis. Tucker Patch will have more details on the team's new coach shortly.