Chip Lindsey is leaving Lassiter after leading the Cobb County school to its best season in the program’s history.
Lindsey has been hired away as a college assistant, to serve as the quarterbacks coach at Troy University.
School officials have confirmed the news, while Lindsey is maintaining a low-profile. “I want to wait until I talk to my team on Wednesday morning before I say anything.”
Lindsey, 35, oversaw a stunning turnaround at Lassiter in his two years as head coach. He was 9-3 in 2008, setting a school record for wins in a season. This year, Lassiter was the Cinderella of the state playoffs, reaching the Class AAAAA quarterfinals with a 12-1 record.
Lindsey’s prized pupil was quarterback Hutson Mason, who shattered the state’s record books this year with his high-flying passing numbers. He set five records, including most yards in a single season (4,560) and most touchdown passes (56).
“It was just a special season, one I will never forget,” Lindsey said on Tuesday. “Everybody got on the same page the last couple of years, and it showed.”
Lindsey is considered a mastermind with the spread offense, which is the same scheme used by Troy.