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Larry Harold gets acclimated at Americus-Sumter

Larry Harold (Source: WALB) Larry Harold (Source: WALB)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

At his first coaching job in Georgia Larry Harold led Macon County to its first ever win over Americus-Sumter.

A short 5 years later and he's taking over the program that was once a bullet point on his resume.

Harold spent Wednesday meeting with players and coaches at his new school.

He was hired Thursday to be the 9th head coach in Americus-Sumter football history.

This will be Harold's 4th school in the past 5 years. 

His previous stops were Macon County, Brunswick and Central in Macon.

He's no stranger to getting acclimated to a new environment.

Meeting his new football players fortified his decision to return to South Georgia.

"They remind me of my Macon County kids," said Harold. "Just kids from a small community that love football. You look at them, you look at their chest, their arms and they are in the weight room. They're working hard every day after school i got to see them work out after 4th block, and I'm just excited."

21 seniors from that (9-3) region championship team will graduate.

Harold is taking over for Erik Soliday who retired from the public school system and took over at Tiftarea this offseason.

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