Kevin Jones, the defensive coordinator for a pair of state runner-up teams at Lovejoy, is the new head coach at Dutchtown.
Jones replaces Jason Galt, who was hired as head coach at North Forsyth.
Lovejoy’s defenses under Jones posted 15 shutouts in the past three seasons and held opponents to eight or fewer points 12 other times. Defensive back Jermaine Hough and linebacker Nathaniel Norwood were their classification’s state defensive players of the year the past two seasons.
Dutchtown, a Region 4-AAAA school in Hampton that opened in 2004, was 6-4 in 2012 and peaked with an 11-2 finish in 2010.