Do you want to know which teams will be down in 2009? If you’re playing the odds, you’ll look for a winning team with a new head coach.
In 2008, there were 17 coaches who inherited programs that had won eight or more games the previous season. None of the 17 won more games than his predecessor. Only two – Coffee’s Ken Eldridge and Harrison’s David Hines – matched the win total of their predecessors.
The other 15 won fewer games, and it most cases, it wasn’t close. New coaches of teams with eight or more victories in 2007 won nearly four victories fewer on average in 2008.
Here are the 15:
Bainbridge (9-4 to 6-4 under Ed Pilcher)
Cedar Shoals (9-2 to 7-5 under Xarvia Smith)
Chamblee (12-2 to 6-5 under Michael Collins)
Coffee (9-3 to 9-4 under Ken Eldridge)
Dalton (9-2 to 7-3 under Adam Winegraden)
Dodge County (9-3 to 2-8 under Lee Campbell)
Douglass (8-4 to 3-7 under Kenny Barrow)
East Coweta (10-2 to 7-4 under Clint Wade)
Fellowship Christian (10-2 to 7-4 under Terry