It didn’t take long for the Indians to tab their fifth head coach in nine years, as on Monday night the Lumpkin County Board approved the hiring of Caleb Sorrells.
Sorrells was an assistant coach for Stephens County last season, helping guide the other Indians to the state playoffs. This marks his first head coaching job.
Lumpkin County gets an offensively aggressive coach, who showed at Stephens County he can create a balanced run and pass attack, evidenced by his work with Kenny Colwell, Hudson Spurlock, and Gamarion Carter last season as the QB, RB, and WR tandem that did major damage.
Lumpkin seeks a winning season for the first time since 2011, when under Tommy Jones, the Indians won 6 games for the second straight season. Shane Williamson was the head coach the past three seasons, going 8-22 overall from 2016-18. Ty Maxwell led the program in 2014-15, going 7-14, but making the playoffs in his first season. Brad Waggoner was in control in 2013, going just 2-8 before leaving. He had taken over for long-time coach Jones, who stayed from 2006-12.