Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dunwoody High Loses Football Coach

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

James Teter, who led Dunwoody to its first region football title in 15 years last season, will be the new head coach at Sequoyah in Canton, replacing Sid Maxwell. Teter was 41-34 in seven seasons at Dunwoody despite an 0-10 start in 2002. His 2008 team went 12-1 and won Region 5-AAA. Sequoyah was 10-2 last season under Maxwell, who left to start the program at the new Lambert High in Forsyth County. Sequoyah and Dunwoody have employed a similar Wing-T offense.
“They’ve got lot of tradition,” Teter said. “Coach Maxwell has done a great job with it. It’s a good opportunity to go up there and keep the tradition going. I appreciate the school giving me the opportunity.”
Teter cited family reasons for the move. He and his wife live in Canton and have three school-age children.
Teter indicated some of his Dunwoody staff might be invited to join him, but he wouldn’t know if teaching spots were available until meeting with Sequoyah officials Wednesday.
Teter met with Dunwoody players Monday for the last time. “We’ve done a lot of good things here,” Teter said. “When I first came, it was down a little bit. People respect our program now. It’s set up now for the next person to come in and do well. Some good kids are coming back.”
Teter’s hiring won’t be official until school board approval March 19.

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