Bryan County High School has a new football coach for the second time in two months.
Tony Glazer, a 2004 Richmond Hill High School graduate, was named by the Board of Education Thursday night as the new Redskins coach.
Glazer has been the defensive coordinator at Liberty County High School and also the head baseball coach there.
“I am very excited to be joining the Redskin family,” Glazer said in a statement released by the district. “I welcome the opportunity to build upon the program in place, and look forward to getting to work.”
The release noted that Glazer has coached “some of the best defensive talent in the state over the past four years.” Included in that group is Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan, who could be drafted into the NFL this weekend, and safety Richard LeCounte, the early enrollee at the University of Georgia who impressed observers during the recent spring game.
“We are excited to welcome Coach Tony Glazer and his family to Bryan County High School,” Assistant Principal David Tucker said. “He possesses the passion, energy and commitment to lead our program and develop our student-athletes. As a product of Bryan County Schools, we are proud that he will lead our football program. I believe he will provide consistent leadership and long-term success at BCHS.”
Glazer replaces Mark Wilson, who accepted the job in late March but later notified the school district that he had changed his mind.
Wilson said in a statement from the district that “Bryan County is a special place and I thank them for the opportunity to be the head football coach at Bryan County High School. Due to a change in my family circumstances it is better for me and my family to remain at my current position.”
Wilson, who coached Bryan County from 2010 to 2014, is head coach at Taylor County High School.