Roswell High stayed within its football program to find a new head coach.
Justin Sanderson, who has been an assistant at Roswell since 2003, was introduced as the school’s new coach on Wednesday morning. He served as the team’s offensive coordinator last season.
“I was very humbled and excited to be presented with this opportunity,” Sanderson said. “It has been a great day. I love these kids and I love this community.”
Sanderson, 30, was hired at Roswell in 2003 by then-head coach Tim McFarlin, who returned as Roswell’s quarterbacks coach this past season after retiring a few years ago. McFarlin was recently hired to be Blessed Trinity’s new head coach.
Sanderson was offensive line coach on Roswell’s 2006 team that tied for the Class AAAAA state championship. He played football at Lassiter High School and Valdosta State. Sanderson replaces Leo Barker, who resigned because of family reasons after posting a 22-12 record in three seasons, including two appearances in the state playoffs.