Lassiter’s football program cannot get enough of a good thing.
The Cobb County school named Jep Irwin as its new head coach. Irwin served the offensive coordinator at Pelham High School near Birmingham, Ala., this past season.
Most importantly, Irwin is considered an expert in the type of spread offense that was successful under former Lassiter coach Chip Lindsey, who was hired away as a college assistant at Troy.
““The offensive system that Coach Lindsey ran at Lassiter is very unique,” Lassiter principal Chris Shaw said. “There are only four or five high school coaches that know this particular offense and Coach Irwin is one of those guys.”
Lindsey, 35, led Lassiter to its best season in the program’s history. He 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).