Piedmont Academy announced on Thursday that former Red Devils coach Mike Parris will be the head coach of its football team.
The private school, located in Monticello, said Parris’ experience on the field will invaluable in helping its students.
Parris coached the Jackson High School Red Devils from 1996 to 2012 and is the winningest and longest-tenured football coach in Jackson High history, with 123 wins. After departing from Jackson High, Parris coached a season at Heritage High and a season at Loganville.
Before coming to Jackson, he coached at Forest Park High School.
Piedmont said Parris holds a specialist in leadership, master’s in middle school math, Bachelor of Science in education and an associate’s in liberal arts.
Parris and his wife of 32 years, Pauline, have two children, McKenzie, 31, and Dusty, 25.