Biff Lee Parson, Milner, was selected as the new head football coach for Banks County High School.
At Monday’s monthly board meeting, following a 30-minute closed session to discuss personnel, the Banks County Board of Education approved Parson as a teacher and head football coach for the 2013-14 school year.
BOE member Mike Boyle abstained from the vote to hire Parson. Boyle said the reason he abstained was because his wife is related to Parson.
Parson comes to BCHS from Mary Persons High School in Forsyth where he is an offensive coordinator for the football program and a health and physical education teacher.
Parson’s father, Ronald Parson, coached at Banks County High School. B. Parson attended school in Banks County through his eighth grade year. He graduated from Franklin County High School.
Before Parson went to Mary Persons, he was at Lamar County High School.
BCHS principal Jody Goodroe said, “We are excited to have Coach Parson join our team at Banks County High School. We believe his character and leadership will continue to develop our young men on the field and in life.”
Parson said his move to BCHS would be like coming home.
“Again, we are excited about the future of Banks County football with Coach Parson leading the way and we are working hard to help him get started as spring football is a short few weeks away,” Goodroe said.
Superintendent Chris Erwin said, “I am very excited about him and his past and what he can do for our young men.”