Wells vacates head coach and AD role at Lanier

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Lanier head football coach and athletic director Billy Wells has accepted an AD and assistant principal role at North Hall after spending four years with the Longhorns. Wells stepped into his role at Lanier during the school’s opening in 2010 and led the young program to a 17-10 record including a 9-3 finish last year and the school’s first playoff appearance and victories.

Wells resides with his family in North Hall and when the doors opened for the job it was a decision he felt was best for he and his family.

“I live in (the North Hall) community. It’s been a good place to live,” Wells told the Gwinnett Daily Post. “My kids go to school up there. It’s a great area, a great school system, the athletic programs have done well the last few years. …The pieces just came together.”

The 32-plus mile commute down 985 each workday to the Sugar Hill campus was not the ultimate factor, but taking the job with the Trojans will make it a lot more convenient for Wells, who has coached in Gwinnett County for the past 16 years.

Lanier kicks off  its season at Lambert on Aug. 29 and is searching for both a head coach and athletic director for the first time since the school opened.

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