David Boyd, the boys basketball coach who won six state championships before his forced resignation at Milton last year, is the new head coach at Excel Christian, a private Class A school in Cartersville.
”Blessed to be back in the game,” Boyd posted on his Twitter account on Monday. ”Looking forward to meeting all the players’ parents and the players at Excel Christian Academy at 6:00pm tomorrow [Tuesday].”
Boyd replaces Jon-Michael Dickerson, who took a job as a graduate assistant at Memphis University.
Excel Christian was 26-3 last season and lost to Aquinas in the Class A private quarterfinals.
Boyd was had coach for state championship teams at Milton in 2010 and 2012. Several of his Milton players have gone on to play for major college programs. They include Evan Nolte (Virginia), Julian Royal (Georgia Tech), Shannon Scott (Ohio State), Dai-Jon Parker (Vanderbilt), Shaquille Johnson (Auburn) and Charles Mann (Georgia).
Boyd resigned in September amid allegations that he used undue influence to guide players to transfer to Milton last summer. The Georgia High School Association banned Milton from the 2012-13 state playoffs.
Boyd is the only coach in Georgia to lead four different schools to the title in Campbell (1982), Tucker (1996), Berkmar (2000, 2001) and Milton (2010, 2012). Boyd has 604 career victories in a career that began in 1980.