Lassiter’s Lord enters 50th season as coach

A Lassiter football assistant coach is reaching a milestone this year – his 50th season in coaching.

Bob Lord’s career includes Georgia coaching stops at Berkmar, Woodstock, Pope and Fellowship Christian. He was an assistant coach for years in the NFL with the Bears, Packers and Giants. He has coached in college at Liberty University.

This season, he will be working with the defensive line at Lassiter under new coach Jep Irwin. Lassiter’s first game is Saturday in the Georgia Dome against North Gwinnett.

Lord had been an assistant under Ricky Turner at Blessed Trinity but was contacted at Lassiter by assistant Butch Burden, who was on Lord’s staff at Pope in the early 1990s.

“I went over and talked with the new head coach, Jep Irwin, and we struck a chord and I talked things over with my wife and we prayed about it and decided that I could help them and here we are,” Lord said. “I am coaching the defensive line and having a ball.”

At age 80, Lord is believed to be the oldest active coach in Georgia high schools.

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3 comments Add your comment

JD in Marietta

August 21st, 2010
9:56 pm

Good for him; I hope to be above ground when I’m 80


August 23rd, 2010
1:52 pm

Great guy, knew him long ago when he coached in Dekalb co. If you enjoy what you do, why quit. Plus being around young kids keeps you young.GO BOB

Lassiter Fan

August 24th, 2010
8:10 pm

Glad to have you on staff at LHS…you’ve got a tough road ahead as Lassiter’s D-Line has been lame the past several years.