ATLANTA - The head coach who led Roswell to the Georgia high school football state championship game the last two years has been hired by Buford.
Coach John Ford announced his resignaion on Twitter Monday morning. Buford announced his hiring Monday afternoon.
Ford had been at Roswell the last nine years.
Roswell lost to Colquitt County in the 2015 state championship game and Grayson beat the Hornets in overtime in 2016 in one of the best state championship games of all-time.
Ford takes over for Jess Simpson. Simpson stepped down almost a month ago to join the football staff at Georgia State.
Well wishes from former players, parents of players and others have come pouring in since the announcement.
It was an honor to play for you Coach Ford, best of luck to you in your new home. Love you Coach ✊ https://t.co/NSldMHZYD3— John Bowie (@JohnBowie58) January 9, 2017
Salute coach Ford family and Coaching staff for a great run. Great guy my son and family give you Nothing but love and prayers 💯💯💯 https://t.co/OtlixnZAtH— LeAnthony WilliamsSr (@leanthonywilli3) January 9, 2017
Love you forever coach !❤️💯 preciate everything you have done for me and the team . Best coach ever !! https://t.co/Wku1qEkLh8— X® (@mckinney_xavier) January 9, 2017
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