Luqman Salam leaves Osborne to take over Harrison football program

Harrison has announced that former Osborne head coach Luqman Salam will be the Hoyas sixth football coach.

Salam replaces Josh Cassidy who spent a decade with the Hoyas, three of those as the head coach and the rest as an assistant head coach, special teams coordinator, and defensive coordinator under former head coach Matt Dickman.

Salam spent the majority of his career at Hillgrove, helping the Hawks to four region titles and four quarterfinals appearances over his tenure.

In 2021, Salam left Hillgrove to take over the Osborne program. He led the Cardinals to one of the best seasons in school history, going 7-4 in 2023 and making the playoffs for the first time in program history. Salam took the helm of an Osborne program in 2021 that had gone 2-46 over the previous five seasons. After a 2021 season where the Cardinals went 1-9, Salam led Osborne to a 12-9 record over his final two seasons, the best two-year stretch since the 93 and 94 seasons.

Salam takes over a Harrison program coming off a 7-4 season its best season since the Hoya’s 2019 6A state championship. The Hoyas have a strong football tradition, and are only five seasons removed from a state championship, being one of two Cobb County Schools to win a state championship while having the fourth-highest all-time winning percentage among the 22 schools in Cobb County. Salam aims to get Harrison back to the upper echelon of 6A and back to its championship ways.


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