Alexander named Falcons Coach of the Week

Athens Academy Head Football Coach Josh Alexander has been named the Atlanta Falcons Coach of the Week presented by Ford. Coach Alexander is 3-0 this season, including wins over Glascock County, Athens Christian and Oglethorpe County.

Coach Alexander’s efforts in his first year as head coach have already changed the culture of football in a positive way. The football program regularly participates in fundraising for Oconee County’s Extra Special People (ESP) Program and he has been instrumental in implementing a new football program for younger grades.

Coach Alexander has also been extremely involved in football player safety by educating students and parents about concussion management and protocol. He recently invited a local University of Georgia professor, who is actively involved in concussion research, to speak with the parents about the dangers of concussions.

“We are confident the school has a coach leading the football program who will continue instilling a positive atmosphere within the program,” said Athletic Director Kevin Petroski. “More so, he will develop successful young men who will graduate understanding the importance of hard work and dedication.”

As Coach of the Week, Coach Alexander will receive a $1,000 grant to use towards his football program, a plaque signed by Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn and suite tickets to the Falcons home game on December 27.

Nominations for Coach of the Week can be submitted online at Each Coach of the Week will be selected weekly based on their coaching achievements, dedication to community service and commitment to player health and safety.

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