Roswell promoted offensive coordinator John Ford on Thursday to replace Justin Sanderson as head coach.
Ford joined Roswell’s staff in 2008 and started as running backs coach and special teams coordinator. Ford had spent the five seasons prior at Harrison under Bruce Cobleigh.
Ford played on Brookwood’s 1996 state championship team and is one of at least five Brookwood alumni with head coaching jobs in Georgia. The others are Andy Dyer of Archer, Phillip Jones of Bankes County, Grant Chesnut of Central-Carroll and Tommy Jones of Lumpkin County.
Roswell was 3-7 last season under Sanderson, who was let go after Roswell suffered its first back-to-back losing seasons since 1978-79.
Ford is the eighth Roswell head coach since 1954. All have been promoted from Roswell staff.