Kevin Shaffer, a former NFL offensive lineman who played his first four seasons in the league with the Falcons, is the new head football coach at Hebron Christian Academy, a private Class A school in Dacula.
Shaffer had been an assistant coach, most recently coaching the offensive line, the past two years at Hebron, or since leaving the NFL. A Pennsylvania native who played at Tulsa, Shaffer played for the Falcons, Browns and Bears in a nine-year career.
Shaffer will replace Sal Battaglia, who was 5-15 in two seasons. Hebron Christian started football in 2007. The team finished 1-9 in 2012, the Lions’ first season of playing a full region schedule. Hebron Christian was 0-7 in Region 8-A.
Hebron has had success in other sports and won a state championship in baseball in 2011.