BREAKING: Milligan officially named head football coach at Greene

Larry Milligan was named the new head coach of the Greene County football team Wednesday night.

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By Justin Hubbard


After a search that took more than two months, the Greene County football team has its new head coach.

Larry Milligan was recommended by GCHS officials earlier this week and the Greene County Board of Education approved his hire during its meeting Wednesday night.

Milligan's name likely sounds familiar to many throughout the county. He previously coached the Tigers from 2002 to 2008. 

While in Greensboro, Milligan amassed a 52-28 overall record and reached the postseason four-straight seasons from 2003 to 2007. The Tigers went undefeated in 2005 until they fell to Charlton County in the semifinal round of the playoffs, 34-33.

“I am excited to be back in Greene County and looking forward to working with the students of Greene County,” Milligan said in a press release provided by the GCSS.

According to the press release, Milligan is currently the dean of students at Fernandina Beach High School in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Before that, Milligan was the athletic director and head football coach at Oglethorpe County in Lexington, Georgia. 

Milligan's appointment follows the dismissal of former head coach Robert Edwards. Edwards spent six seasons in Greensboro and finished with a 29-37 overall record after going just 3-7 this past season.

"We are very excited to have coach Larry Milligan as our new head football coach,” Greene athletic director Russell Morgan said in the press release. “Coach Milligan will bring a great deal of experience to our program. He is very familiar with our community and will build a very disciplined and organized football program.”

For more details about Milligan's hire and the future of the Greene County football program, check next week's edition of Lake Oconee News.

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