Central Gwinnett taps Gainesville offensive coordinator to be new football coach

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Central Gwinnett hired away Gainesville offensive coordinator Todd Wofford as its football coach on Monday night.

It is the first head coaching job for Wofford, 37, who has been an assistant for 13 years, including the last five at Gainesville. He was offensive coordinator for the Red Elephants, while also directing the team’s recruiting efforts with colleges.

“I’m excited about Central Gwinnett because I see great potential,” Wofford said. “Once we get things going in the right direction, I feel like we can build a solid, winning program. We want to be competitive every year in one of the state’s top regions.”

Central Gwinnett was 5-15 the last two years under Ed Stokes. Wofford also has college experience, coaching wide receivers at Presbyterian (S.C.) College.

“Todd is one of the brighest up-and-coming assistants in Georgia,” Central Gwinnett athletics director Brian DeBerry said. “What he did with Gainesville’s offense and getting the players recruited by colleges was amazing. We’re looking forward to an exciting period of football for Central Gwinnett.”

Central Gwinnett hired away Gainesville offensive coordinator Todd Wofford as its football coach on Monday night.
It is the first head coaching job for Wofford, 37, who has been an assistant for 13 years, including the last five at Gainesville. He was offensive coordinator for the Red Elephants, while also directing the team’s recruiting efforts with colleges.
“I’m excited about Central Gwinnett because I see great potential,” Wofford said. “Once we get things going in the right direction, I feel like we can build a solid, winning program. We want to be competitive every year in one of the state’s top regions.”
Central Gwinnett was 5-15 the last two years under Ed Stokes. Wofford also has college experience, coaching wide receivers at Presbyterian (S.C.) College.
“Todd is one of the brighest up-and-coming assistants in Georgia,” Central Gwinnett athletics director Brian DeBerry said. “What he did with Gainesville’s offense and getting the players recruited by colleges was amazing. We’re looking forward to an exciting period of football for Central Gwinnett.”

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Central Grad

January 25th, 2010
9:33 pm

Proud central grad from 05′. I am glad to hear we are hiring someone that has been apart of success of the last few years! I only wish he would have come in after Coach Warren departed. Things were goin very well under coach Warren and i think they can return to that level..

We always have an abudent amount of talent in lawrenceville. hopefully we can keep some at home for once..

Good luck to Coach Wofford and the Black Knights this year!

Any clue on what Offense they will be running?

ghs

January 25th, 2010
9:42 pm

Wofford will run the spread at Central Gwinnett

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gcttiger

January 26th, 2010
11:46 am

Wofford was not the sole coordinator at GHS, he was a co-coordinator. Gwinnett County schools better watch out, Wofford “recruits” high school players alot better than he does for kids to go to college. It will be interesting to see how he handles coaching more than two players. Smoke and mirrors to say the least.

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Pensacola Dawg

February 1st, 2010
5:08 pm

Ditto on the recruiting of High School Athletes, GHS has been doing it for years primarily in Baseball.

TarHeelBred bleeds TarHeelBlue

February 1st, 2010
7:33 pm

Congratulations to the Black Knights on landing a quality hire. Central Gwinnett is a program with a good talent base and alot of potential and maybe the Knights can start keeping their talent at home and start to see the football program make some tangible progress like the basketball program did after letting alot of its talent get away for years. One observation of the hiring of the offensively-oriented Wofford, it’s interesting to see the proliferation of spread offensive attacks all over Georgia (mainly North Georgia) in a region historically dominated by triple-option attacks and ground running philosophies.