There were 66 head coaches hired by GHSA schools over the off-season. This week, MaxPreps GHSF Daily looks at each of them class by class, starting with AAAAA.
Number of hires: Eight
Best hire: Brian Montgomery, Shiloh
Hardest to replace: Bill Ballard, Peachtree Ridge
Best job: Peachtree Ridge
Toughest job: Benedictine
*Benedictine of Savannah hired Calvary Day defensive coordinator Danny Britt to replace Mark Stroud, who resigned to pursue a doctorate in education. Britt had been at Calvary Day for the past 13 years and was head coach there from 2001 to 2005 and had a 32-22 record before stepping back to be an assistant. Stroud, who was 6-15 in two seasons, remains at the Savannah military school as an assistant principal. Benedictine was 1-9 last season after choosing to play up in Class AAAAA despite AA enrollment.
*Campbell of Smyrna hired Walnut Grove head coach Harris Rainbow to replace T.K. Dodd, who was 3-17 in two seasons and forced to resign in March.