COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - We'll see a few new head coaches on the sidelines this fall as the 2016 prep football season gets closer.
Carver's Dre'Mail King is not exactly a new face, instead an old face in a new position.
King takes over after serving as assistant under Joe Kegler last year. A new job comes with new pressure, but there are no concerns on his end.
"I love it," King said. "I love the pressure. I like that our kids come in and they bought that. They bought it and I feel like if we play half as well as we did this summer, we're going to shock some people."
Over in Harris County, Zac Howard takes over as the new man in charge.
After a 2-8 season, the team's moving into a tough new region, but they're ready to take this team back to the success of recent years.
"This region's going to be a dogfight every week," Howard said. " didn't like the taste that 2-8 left in their mouth and they want to be back to how those three years before that was. I think that's the goal they've set for themselves, so we're going to set it as high as possible."
Big changes are coming to Chattahoochee County, as new head coach Drew Fowler comes over from North Forsyth, where he plans to
shake things up with the Panthers.
"We just want to change the culture a little bit more and go to a more smashmouth approach, run the ball a little bit more than the past," Fowler said. "Our kids are buying into it. We want to instill working hard and doing right and taking pride in being a Chatt Co Panther."
For one coach, it's about maintaining success. For the other two, it's about resurrecting a program. For all three, it's about taking their teams to the next level.
These are just a few of the many coaching changes happening around the area.