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Alford named new leader of Schley Co. football

Schley County named Alford it's third head coach in 4 seasons Schley County named Alford it's third head coach in 4 seasons
Alford said his focus is on grooming men, not just ball players Alford said his focus is on grooming men, not just ball players
SCHLEY CO., GA (WALB) -

After finishing this past season with zero wins, Schley County football is now under new management.

Darren Alford was named as it's head football coach this evening. Alford currently serves as offensive coordinator for West Laurens High School.

He previously served on the staff in his hometown of Americus for 18 years.

Students and community members gathered to meet it's new leader who is thinking bigger than X's and O's.

"If I only teach them to block and to tackle and things I hadn't really done a good job," says Alford. "I want to be an influence on young men and help them to grow up and be great young men in their communities so they can go and be good fathers,, good husbands and make this a stronger community."

He'll have his hands full taking over a program that scored less than 40 points all of last season.

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