Koester hired as South Paulding football coach

Ed Koester resigned as South Cobb’s head football coach in January because he wanted to live closer to his home in Cherokee County.

Koester later came up with another solution. He decided to buy a house closer to his job, which is now at South Paulding. Koester was announced as the new head coach of the Spartans this week.

“In the process of looking at jobs that were close to our house, nothing seemed to materialize,’’ Koester said. “I started thinking that I sure am tired walking up and down these stairs in this house. So I opened up the search and decided to relocate to this community. I’m hoping to find a house without so many stairs.’’

Koester replaced Tim Glanton, who started the South Paulding program in 2006. Glanton, who was 29-33 in seven seasons, including 6-4 each of the past three, was hired as an assistant coach at Kennesaw State University.

Koester was 26-27 at South Cobb, including 7-4, 8-4 and 7-3 over his most recent three seasons. South Cobb won its first state playoff game in history in 2011.

Koester said that all but one assistant remained from Glanton’s staff, which ran spring practice.

“It’s a terrific opportunity,’’ Koester said. ‘’Coach Blanton has done a great job of getting the program off the ground. They’ve got nice facilities, a supportive administration and booster club and a crop of really great kids coming through.’’

6 comments Add your comment


June 1st, 2013
3:03 am

“’Coach Blanton”?


June 1st, 2013
8:47 am

Good hire for S Paulding. He did a good job a S Cobb

spartan...for life!

June 1st, 2013
11:28 am

can only hope he turns out to be the great man and great coach tim glanton was,coach glanton got east paulding on the right track and then came to south and did a great job also


June 2nd, 2013
6:41 pm

Who is Arabia Mountain’s new head football coach?

Air Bud

June 2nd, 2013
9:56 pm

Todd can we get a new update on the coaching hires? I here these schools have new coaches
South Atlanta
Arabia Mountain


June 3rd, 2013
2:31 pm

CONGRATULATIONS and good luck to the South Paulding Spartans and new head football coach Ed Koester !!!

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