Liberty County High School football defensive coordinator Tony Glazer has been named the new head football coach for McIntosh County Academy in Darien.
Glazer has been the defensive coordinator for the Panthers for eight years. He said becoming a head football coach has been his ultimate goal. He said MCA was the right fit.
"It needed to be the right situation to get me to leave my current job," he said. "McIntosh County Academy is a great opportunity for me to go and have an opportunity to run a program. The amount of support that I have received from the administration and community has been amazing."
Glazer said his first order of business will be getting the players physically ready for the season.
"First priority when I get there is to implement my strength and conditioning program," he said. "We are going to get in that weight room and turn it up the intensity. Spring will be crucial to implement our offensive and defensive systems."
Glazer said after spring practice they will scrimmage Richmond Hill and Bryan County high schools.
He said his realistic expectation for his first year as head coach is, "To get better each and every day at what we do to help set us up to be successful."
Glazer said he is sad to be leaving LCHS.
"Liberty County High School is a special place," he said. "We were able to accomplish a lot of great things on and off the field. The success that we have had has put me in this great position to be the new head football coach at McIntosh County Academy. For that I am thankful to all the great coaches that I have worked with, and the amazing student athletes that I have been blessed to coach."
Glazer praised Panther Athletic Director Warnella Wilder and Principal Stephanie Woods.
He added being able to coach the Panthers alongside his brother, offensive coordinator Ryan Glazer is a memory he will treasure.
He also acknowledged Panther head coach Kirk Warner.
"I want to thank coach Warner for everything that he has done for me in my career," he said. "I would not be in this position if it was not for him. He is a great role model, coach and friend. I know that we will be friends for the rest of our lives."