Evans, GA (WJBF) — After 8 very successful seasons as head coach of the Laney football team, Lemuel Lackey has made the jump to Evans High School. He takes over for Marty Jackson who left last month to be athletic director at Grovetown.
In 8 seasons under Lackey, the Wildcats never had a losing record. He finished with an overall record of 56-33 including a trip to the state quarterfinals in AA in 2013. Lackey served as an assistant at Laney under Eric Parker before taking over the program.
Lackey says he sees a lot of potential in the program at Evans, but it wasn’t easy to walk away from Laney. “Leaving Laney is always tough because you’re talking about 18 years,” Lackey said Tuesday. “I hope they understand we’re leaving the program at this time a lot better than I found it.”
Lackey also wasn’t overly concerned about making the jump up to 5A to a very difficult region saying “football is football.” He takes over an Evans program that has been solid, but they haven’t finished with a winning record since 2010 and haven’t won a playoff game since 2007.