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.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Tucker's head coach is headed to Lamar County in middle Georgia.
The AJC is reporting that the Tigers' head coach has accepted a new position at Lamar County, a Class AA school in middle Georgia. Franklin Stephens led Tucker to its only football state championships in 2008 and again last season. His record in five seasons with the team is 64-6. During this period, Tucker had 13 all-state players including Josh Dawson, Chris Sanders (recently suspended from UGA), James Vaughters and Jonathan Davis. Lamar County principal Derick Austin and Stephens go back a bit, which may explain the choice - they both played at Georgia Southern University in the early 1990s. Stephens played as a center and guard for the 1993 Southern Conference Champions. No word yet on Stephens' replacement at Tucker. Calls to the …