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Hooch Head Coach Leaving to Work in Cherokee

Terry Crowder accepts position as head football coach at Creekview.

Chattahoochee High School's Head Football Coach Terry Crowder, who led the Cougars to a state championship in 2010, has accepted a position at Creekview High School in Cherokee County.

According to a press release issued by Cherokee County Schools, the school board at its Thursday meeting unanimously approved hiring Crowder. He will begin work at Creekview on Feb. 20.  

“Coach Crowder brings a great deal of experience to a great football program,” Creekview Principal Dr. Adrian Thomason said in the news release. “After speaking with [Chattahoochee Principal Tim Duncan], I am convinced that Coach Crowder will be an excellent role model and will lead our students by example.”

Coach Crowder’s football coaching career includes serving as head coach at Chattahoochee in Johns Creek since 2004, leading Chattahoochee to the state playoffs five times, the region championship twice and the state championship in 2010.  That year he was named AJC Coach of the Year, Atlanta Touchdown Club Coach of the Year and Georgia Athletic Coaches Association State Coach of the Year.

Some of his other accomplishments at Chattahoochee included overseeing the reconstruction of its booster club; fundraising for a facilities upgrade; overseeing the building of a 5,000-square-foot weight room, which was completed with no debt; initiating an SAT prep class for all juniors and seniors paid for by the gridiron club; and overseeing the building of an Alumni Pavilion. 

Prior to joining Chattahoochee, Crowder served as defensive coordinator for Camden County High School in Kingsland from 2000-2003. During his tenure, Camden won the state championship in 2003 and set an all-time 5A record for fewest points given up in a 15-game schedule.

Coach Crowder also coached for Collins Hill, Burke County, Tucker, North Gwinnett and Fayetteville high schools. His coaching record from 1992 to present is 178-69.

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